If you can’t build it, buy it.

Wood Is the New Bone – Wooden bone – Gizmodo

Italian scientists have developed a new “wood-derived bone substitute” that promises to be better than ceramic or metal implants. They start with a block of wood like red oak, burn it until the block is essentially charcoal and then coat the substance with calcium.

So much for making biomimetic structures. Just take a biological one, tweak the chemistry and off you go.


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