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A UA-ed research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur. This plastic can be molded into easy-to-make, lightweight lenses that transmit infra-red light. Photo credit: Jare A UA-ed research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from the inexpensive and abundant element sulfur. This plastic can be molded into easy-to-make, lightweight lenses that transmit infra-red light. Photo credit: Jared Griebel/ Pyun lab, University of Arizona department of chemistry and biochemistry.