An unexpected application...:
Radioactive, the woodcutting industry and the evolution of species. The connection seems obscure, but museum curators often have good cause to worry about their fragile wood floors. Trodden by thousands of visitors a year, the floor of the Great Hall at the Natural History Museum in Paris has been impregnated with resin and exposed to gamma rays: thus making it as hard as stone and considerably more attractive.
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