A team from Northwestern University have developed a construction material that combines Martian soil with molten sulphur, they believe can help build an entire village on Mars. Dezeen reports on this new "Martian concrete"
This new concrete is entirely recyclable meaning that it can be broken down and reset in another form. Moreover it is conducive to the low water, dry conditions on Mars:
"Due to the dry environment on Mars, sulphur concrete concept is a superior choice for building a human village on the red planet," reads the team's report.
"Moreover, the the atmospheric pressure as well as temperature range are highly suitable for the application of sulphur concrete."