Waspie_Dwarf Posted March 17 #1 Share Posted March 17 (IP: Staff) · Scientists develop a ‘cosmic concrete’ that is twice as strong as regular concrete Quote University of Manchester scientists have created a new material, dubbed ‘StarCrete’ which is made from extra-terrestrial dust, potato starch, and a pinch of salt and could be used to build homes on Mars. Building infrastructure in space is currently prohibitively expensive and difficult to achieve. Future space construction will need to rely on simple materials that are easily available to astronauts, StarCrete offers one possible solution. The scientists behind the invention used simulated Martian soil mixed with potato starch and a pinch of salt to create the material that is twice as strong as ordinary concrete and is perfectly suited for construction work in extra-terrestrial environments. Read More: The University of Manchester 3 2 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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