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Check Out This Waterproof Notebook Made of Stone!

There’s a new kind of paper that’s completely waterproof and isn’t made up of trees!

Mich Escultura

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Have you ever wanted to jot down your thoughts while you’re in the shower or taking a dip in the pool? Or are you the type to spill stuff all over your notebooks? While you can use your waterproof smartphone to avoid the problem, there’s just something so visceral about writing that tapping on keys just won’t cut it.

If you’re particular about writing stuff down, then you’ll love this waterproof notebook that’s not made of paper, but stone. The paper is called Rockstock. Rockstock is made by crushing stones into small particles and binding them with chemicals.

Imagine submerging these notebooks in water and not losing a single page of notes!

Imagine submerging these notebooks in water and not losing a single page of notes!

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You can barely tell the difference when you’re using Rockstock versus regular paper but once you spill water on it and wipe it off, that’s when you’ll see its benefits.

Rockstock is manufactured from ground waste stone and off-cuts used in construction. It’s environment-friendly too since it has low carbon emission and uses less energy to produce than wood fiber, and it doesn’t generate sewage waste when manufactured.

On top of that, you don’t even need special inks to make marks on Rockstock paper. And while water might be the biggest threat against your paper, Rockstock is also resistant to mist, grease, moths, and insects. It’s also difficult to tear.

Rockstock also has an assortment of other varieties for different uses. It comes in a variety of weights ranging from 45microns through 700microns. It also has a post-it version called Rocktak. Rocktherm DT and Rocktak DT are direct thermal versions of Rockstock. And lastly, you can even throw waste using Rockbag, which is a range of bags, bin liners, trash sacks, and carry bags made from different versions of stone paper.

These magazines are printed on Rockstock Stone paper…

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As well as these shopping bags.

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Considering regular pulp paper is one of the largest emitters of airborne, waterborne, and solid waste, Rockstock is a better, more durable, and more pollutant-free alternative!

Check out their website here!

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After 27 Hours of Operation, Doctors Successfully Separate Twins Conjoined At Head

What an inspiring story! Can’t imagine how difficult it must have been for the family, the doctors, and the twins.

Mark Andrew

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Welcoming a new addition to the family is always a beautiful experience. Now imagine how everyone’s joy and excitement instantly doubles as they learn that they will be welcoming a twin.

For the McDonald family, however, the situation was really a challenging one.

Twins Anias and Jadon were born conjoined at the top of their heads.

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Sound Shirts Allows Deaf People to “Feel” an Orchestra

Even those who are hearing impaired can “hear” music through the Sound Shirt!

Mich Escultura

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"Imagine a world without music" - this is the first line for the ad for the Sound Shirt.

For most of us who can hear, music is an integral part of life that adds flavor, emotion, and color to our everyday life. Deaf people, however, can only see instruments being played and feel the slight vibrations they emit. Obviously, this is nowhere near the full extent of a musical experience.

That's why wearable tech company CuteCircuit, in collaboration with the Junge Symphoniker Hamburg Orchestra in Germany, decided to create a garment that can allow the deaf to feel music - the Sound Shirt. After six months of research and development, the shirt was put to the test with a few deaf participants and the whole orchestra.

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The Great Barrier Reef Isn’t Dead Yet – But It Will Be If We Do Nothing!

Contrary to what’s on the news lately, the Great Barrier Reef isn’t quite dead yet. But it’s so close that we need to act fast in order to save it.

Mich Escultura

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For most of its 25-million-year-old life, the Great Barrier Reef was the world's largest living structure and the only one visible from space at 1,400 miles long.

The barrier reef contained 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. It also contains more species of living creatures than all of Europe combined, with 1,600 species of fish, 3,000 species of mollusk, 450 of coral, 220 of birds, and 30 species of whales and dolphins. Likewise, it is home to the world's largest population of dugong and it's the biggest breeding ground of green turtles.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest breeding ground for green turtles.

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest breeding ground for green turtles.

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