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Hackmanite Is a Miracle Material


Hackmanite is an exceptional mineral – it changes colour and glows in the dark. Research on the material started by chance at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turku, and researchers there have been astounded by its versatility. Hackmanite’s properties have been tested in the bunkers of the Sweden’s Ministry of Defence and, within a year, the mineral will be sent to space.

Science Shapes Our Everyday Lives


We often overlook the fact that many things that are commonplace for us today are a result of successful research on the subject. A great amount of research that has already affected and will affect the lives of all of us in the future is conducted at the University of Turku. How would hospitals or schools run without universities? Furthermore, how could we ever move towards a more sustainable world without research?