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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:00

Alaska's road amazing repair in 4 days

A road, completely destroyed by the powerful M 7.0 earthquake in Alaska, was fully repaired in under 4 days.

Friday, 05 October 2018 01:00

Future methods to address potholes

Nowadays, potholes are a phenomenon that engineering design tolerates. However, future projects will address the issue more efficiently.

Researchers from Northeastern University in Boston have developed a system that can detect potholes before they occur. Drivers in the northern state run over countless potholes every winter. Many of these potholes across the country cause thousands of dollars worth of damage each year by popping tires, breaking axles, and throwing off vehicle alignment. As winter turns to spring, public works crews spend hundreds of hours fixing these potholes. The research group from Northeastern University believe that their system is ready to be transferred from their lab to the private sector for commercialization.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 07 August 2014