National University of Science and Technology
Discoveries from Russia's National University of Science and Technology
Composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, gypsum is a naturally occurring mineral used in building materials. Scientists have now devised a method of creating synthetic gypsum, which should be more energy efficient than processing the genuine article.
Scientists in Russia experimenting with advanced aluminum alloys have developed a new heat-resistant form of the material that can endure far higher temperatures, potentially serving as a cheaper and lighter alternative to heavy and expensive copper.