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Super wood material can replace steel

A new process has the potential to transform wood into a material that is as strong as titanium alloys, but one that is also lighter and less expensive.

Wagner named person of interest in death of actress Natalie Wood

Los Angeles - US police have named actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the 1981 drowning of his wife, legendary film star Natalie Wood, whose death has been an enduring Hollywood mystery.

Texas halts execution of 'murderer' who killed no one

Washington - A Texas court offered an unexpected stay of the execution of a man convicted of a murder for which he was not even present.

Is Texas about to execute for murder a man who killed no one?

Washington - Jeffery Wood did not fire the gun that killed a Texas store clerk during a robbery gone wrong, nor did he even witness the shooting. But that didn't stop the most active death penalty state in the US from scheduling his execution next week.

Call for a new charter for trees

London - Several environmental and conservation groups are calling for a new national charter to protect trees and woods from the risks associated with development, disease and climate change.

Researchers create a working wooden processor for future PCs

U.S. and Chinese researchers have successfully created a processor made nearly entirely of a material derived from wood. Biodegradable, cheap and fully functional, our phones and computers of the future may be powered by the most basic of materials.

New plant cell structure leads to new renewable materials

Plants are increasingly being considered for renewable materials, energy and for building construction. The utilization of bio-materials has been advanced by a new understanding about the structure of wood.

Cleaning wood leads to fewer insects in Canada

Fumigating or heat treating wooden pallets and crates slows down the spread of bark- and wood-boring insect pests, such as the emerald ash borer, according to some new research.

Wood-eating gribble helps to produce biofuel

Tiny marine wood-borers called 'gribbles' contain an enzyme which could be used to turn paper, scrap wood and straw into a liquid biofuel.

Photo Essay: Log booms on Fraser River Special

New Westminster - According to Wikipedia's definition, a log boom is a barrier placed in a river, designed to collect and or contain floating logs timbered from nearby forests, sometimes called a fence or bag.

Chainsaw carving competition turns tree stumps into works of art Special

Gunnison - Wood carvers from five states converged in Gunnison to compete in the “Carvin’ Up Colorado” event in which chainsaws were used to fashion tree stumps into sculptures reflecting Colorado outdoor themes.

Toys Made From Plastic Wood?

Researchers have now optimized bio-plastic in such a way that it is even suitable for products such as Nativity figurines.

Paper Says Charcoal Limited as Carbon Sink

Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. However, a SLU paper in Science shows that charcoal promotes soil microbes and causes a large loss of soil carbon.

The Wood Oven Builder's Slide Show

A wood outdoor oven, which had taken six years to build has now been fired up since it's completion. Here is a series of short slides taking the viewer through the construction of the build

Solid Wood 1900 Pocket Watch

Take a break from the complicated world of mechanical innovation for a few seconds...

Tallahassee Florida USA Plans 35MW Wood Powered Gas & Electric Plant

True about the Coal, as long as they don't increase the amount of trees we cut down it might bea better alternative...
 

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Woodland bluebells in the heart of Northamptonshire s Everdon Wood
Woodland bluebells in the heart of Northamptonshire's Everdon Wood
Yida (Comb)  1994/2010. Wooden relief  24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the a...
Yida (Comb), 1994/2010. Wooden relief, 24 x 76 1⁄2 x 3⁄4 in. Seventeen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
 Seers   1993/2010. Wood  28 ½ x 50 x 4 3/8 in. Fourteen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Sh...
"Seers", 1993/2010. Wood, 28 ½ x 50 x 4 3/8 in. Fourteen pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
Hyères contains plenty of woodland as well as cliffs and beaches.
Hyères contains plenty of woodland as well as cliffs and beaches.
Some of the interesting features of the Waterend Barn.
Some of the interesting features of the Waterend Barn.
 Motley Crowd   1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Cou...
"Motley Crowd", 1998/2010. Wooden relief with metal 24 3/8 x 24 3⁄4 x 2 3/8 in. Twelve pieces. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.