Sweden’s Uppsala University has revealed a magnesium carbonate material dubbed “impossible” due to its record-breaking surface area.

Called Upsalite and generated out of a mistake in the laboratory, the material has the highest surface area for an alkali metal carbonate at 800 square metres per gram. Consequently, the material has a greater ability to soak up water than the best materials currently on the market, making it ideal to control environmental moisture in electronics and drugs industries, or cleaning up…

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