Gallery: Fungus Can Make a Cheap Violin Sing Like a Stradivarius

 

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Normally, finding mold on your instrument would make any violinist panic. Fungus needs heat and moisture to grow, both of which are deadly to the delicate woods used to make stringed instruments. But according to new research from Switzerland, fungus could be the secret to making a ho-hum violin indistinguishable from a Stradivarius — one of the most highly prized violins in the world.

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