DETROIT, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A ready-mix produces strong silicate-rock like that making up over 55 percent of the Earth's crust. Unlike nature's own, the artificial rock is made without heat or pressure. It is simply poured, stirred and left to cure. It passes for real rock under microscopic investigation. When mixed with rock aggregates, it forms rock-concrete that has fooled geologists. The technology that can change the landscape of tomorrow's cities is an ancient lost art rediscovered by modern science. This is the inescapable conclusion of the new book, 'The Great Pyramid Secret: Egypt's Amazing Lost Mystery Science Returns' by M. Morris (Scribal Arts, 2010). Materials Scientist Dr. Michel Barsoum, of Drexel University, read an early draft and organized an international team. His team analyzed pyramid stones and quarry samples for years. Barsoum and his team wrote in their first peer-reviewed paper on their test results that the sophistication of the recovered pyramid technology is "simply astounding."
The Mindquest Review of Books (Summer 2010) calls Morris' book "A must-have book destined for classical immortality." It reads like a whodunit as it presents heavyweight evidence to settle enigmas that have vexed experts for decades. The book corroborates and expands upon the theories of Dr. Joseph Davidovits. He is a former Visiting Professor at PennState and founded this branch of materials science that makes rock at room temperature.
Dr. Linn W. Hobbs and other MIT professors tested the rock's high strength when modeling a pyramid with it. The U.S. Army, Navy, FAA and Air Force Research Laboratory have funded research. Battelle Institute, in Germany, tested for the European high-level nuclear waste classification, and reports using the rock to be a "valuable alternative" to glassification. Nuclear wastes are immobilized within rock. Davidovits' rock-concrete can serve to shore up coastlines to prevent flooding. It can be used to build fireproof, hurricane-proof mega-structures on a mammoth scale never before possible. It can fortify bridges in danger of collapse. It will strengthen limestone to prevent sinkholes. It can restore cultural heritage buildings being devoured by acid rain. A runway made with it will support a Boeing jet five hours after being poured. Extensive use could save hundreds of billions of dollars annually in weather and fire damage. Future cities could be as enduring as Egypt's Great Pyramid.
SOURCE Scribal Arts