Two weeks ago I attended The 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone in New York City. It was four days long, jam packed with presentations that covered geology, physics, material science, engineering, chemistry, biology, architecture, and conservation. During this time I took lots of notes thinking that I may never be able to access this consolidated wealth of information again. Fortunately I checked up on the website and noticed to my surprise that not only are all the abstracts available but also the research papers that were presented. The amazing thing is that all this information in FREE. So geek out and enjoy.