How can a synthetic bone be made out of trees?



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    To make the new kind of synthetic bone, scientists begin with a block of hardwood and burn away everything except the carbon, so that it is much like charcoal. They add calcium to form calcium carbide, then take further chemical and physical steps to turn the structure into carbonated hydroxyapatite. It takes one week for all the chemical reactions to take place and costs under a thousand dollars. The result is more similar in flexibility and sponginess to natural bone.

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    Scientists in Italy have found that it is possible to make synthetic bone out of rattan wood. It is said to be very close in durability and flexibility to real bone. The process involves heating rattan wood at high pressures while adding calcium and phosphate. The best thing about this synthetic bone, is it would never need to be replaced, like its ceramic and metal counterparts do.

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