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Researchers study use of scrap rubber in roads



Michigan Technological University researchers are studying the potential use of scrap rubber in asphalt as a way to improve road conditions. "Research reported that crumb rubberized asphalt can reduce… Read More

Smartphone to guide bionic bird in flight


  • Gizmag

A bionic bird from a French startup can be flown by smartphone, with the user tilting the phone to use its magnetometer and accelerometer to guide the bird in flight. The prototype bird is powered by … Read More

New Neb.-Iowa bridge built on concrete, steel piers


  • Iowa Public Radio

Construction was recently completed on a $115 million bridge between Nebraska and Iowa. "It was a challenge working in the river," said Scott Nixon, a construction engineer with the Iowa Department of… Read More