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David Livingston
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This could be the ultimate Permi material and is so cool so rare you cannot buy it ! Amazing mini doc from the BBC

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33691781

What if other sources could be found out there ?
What other materials are out there waiting to be found ?

David
 
Deb Rebel
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The amazing things are that someone still knows how to do the ancient art and is practicing it; and that they will not sell it--so not creating a market for it. Commercialization is what ruins a lot of things....
 
Victor Johanson
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I ran across the subject of byssus online a few years ago. We used to find related pen shells where I grew up in Florida, but it never occurred to me then to investigate the fibers. I'd love to see and feel some of the textiles.
 
Emily Hobbs
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I think it is totally possible to discover new materials. Like figuring out how to use spider silk. http://www.wired.com/2009/09/spider-silk/

I bet people "discover" things that used to be done as well.
 
Did Steve tell you that? Fuh - Steve. Just look at this tiny ad:
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