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Bamboo - Stronger Than Steel? Really?

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"Yes, measured by compression or tension in just the right way, many structurally appropriate bamboos are about 11.2 times stronger than steel. But let us take a closer look. The illustration below defines important parts of a bamboo pole...."

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greenplanet e (155)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:01 pm

Terry V (30)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 5:17 pm

Jason S (50)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 6:11 pm
Good posting, thanks

Rose Becke (141)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:08 am

Carol H (229)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:28 am
noted, thanks

P A (117)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:43 am

Dawn M (142)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:50 am
Noted, Thank you!

Jerry B (128)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:25 am
Noted that is amazing..thanks Ruth!

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:31 pm
Hemp fiber is also being processed into building materials, including beams stronger than steel.

Robert O (12)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:55 pm
Thanks Ruth.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Friday January 4, 2013, 1:51 pm
Interesting post--thanks Ruth.

James Maynard (84)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:40 pm
Nature has shown many architects how to build well.

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:42 pm
I know all about bamboo. I planted a miniature bamboo near my walk way 15 years ago. It took over everything. My husband and I spent four months eradicating it. It even got into our septic tank. It may be stronger than steel but whatever you do, don't plant miniature (Sassa Nana) bamboo in your garden.

Colleen L (3)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:00 pm
Interesting article. I love bamboo.Never knew it was that strong . I've been warned about how it takes over like Ann states. So I just plant them in small size containers. Thanks Ruth

Bruno Moreira (61)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:40 am

James Merit (144)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:55 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:01 pm
Why are we surprised? Look at spider silk. Nature is full of ideas that we could substitute for fuel; transportation; building materials; paper just to name a few.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:19 am
Interesting. A fence made ​​of bamboo has a very beautiful decorative effect, and is very sturdy.

Klaus Peters (14)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:07 am
The iron curtain is long gone, but the bamboo curtain is still standing, even though it became one way traffic for China now, to their advantage.

Ruth R (246)
Thursday January 2, 2014, 10:49 pm
Thank you for the notes and the comments!

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