- Using nanometre technology, charcoal bamboo can be further made into threads of clothings. The clothing has an anti-fungal quality, eliminate odours, and rejects dampnesss.
- An mummy was found in China during the excavation of a tomb, which was ascertained to be 2,100 years old. this mummy was 53 years old noble lady who died from the stricture of the heart. Upon careful examinations, the mummy was found to be as fresh as a 4 day old corpse. Inside her stomach were more than 170 melon seeds. These seeds were planted for experimental purpose and all of them were germinated. These surprising facts were soon explained when the excavators found 5000kg of charcoal at the bottom of the tomb. It was seem all the once living things were protected and kept fresh bye the billions of negative ions being made to the charcoal over 2000 years.
- The porosity of charcoal explains why it floats on the surface of water, though it is denser than water. The ability to readily absorb gases and liquids; charcoal is used to filter water or absorb odors. Charcoal filters away remove part of the gas from the inhaled air.
- In the 1870's, Thomas Edison used carbonized bamboo fibre as filament in the development of the light bulb. The carbonized filament he used still works and is on display at the Smithosionan in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Posted by Ethan at 9:01 AM