Scrap tires could gain a new purpose as ingredients for construction materials, thanks to research at Missouri University of Science and Technology. "Rubber has a lot of benefits in addition to its sustainability," says Mohamed A. Elgawady, a researcher at Missouri S&T and associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering. "It's very durable and provides good insulation. Among their many potential benefits, these new blocks could cut heating bills by 50 percent." Read More