It’s good to know that the next time Sean has a mishap that super glue won’t fix, he can pop out to the shop and turn a block of wood (red oak, rattan, and sipo apparently work best) into an artificial bone. Of course, first you have to carbonize it, spray it with calcium to create calcium carbide, convert the calcium carbide into carbonated hydroxyapatite, and then implant the artificial bone (surgical glue optional; square drive screws preferred). The process can take a week, and cost approximately $850 for one block — but hey, nobody said this was going to be easy.
Now if we can just get past all the innuendos, euphemisms, and snide remarks (including subtleties like “The researchers also note that they can create virtually any size or shape”), we might have an interesting TM post here.
Artificial Bone at Discovery.com [Web Site]