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Roman concrete has a weaker tensile strength than rebar concrete, as one might imagine, but its ability to stand up to erosion and weathering is unparalleled.
Instead, chemical weathering of rock and burial of organic carbon in the ocean seem to have been the main drivers of the removal of carbon from the atmosphere, a process that took well over 100,000 years.
Or the look of a shape-shifting lizard which, with age and weathering, Johnny Hallyday increasingly resembled: living from day to day, adapting to every fashion, at home in no particular place.
In the most dramatic example of the bunch, a Stop sign altered with what looks like natural weathering was consistently seen by the neural network as a 45 mph speed limit sign.
The harder sandstone ridges withstood the weathering of wind and water better than the softer intervening layers.
Chips of paint—likely contaminated with all different sources of carbon due to centuries and sometimes millennia of weathering—are first removed from the delicate pieces of art.
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