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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Wolfram|Alpha, which is a new way to find data online.  A classic google search uses only information taken directly from the web, but Wolfram Alpha takes a bunch of facts and figures and uses various mathematical formulas to provide you with enhanced information.  For the most part, [...]

18 Sep, 2008

Video: Culvert collapses

Posted by: Skylar In: general|pavement|Stormwater

This is an interesting video for all us civil engineers out there. Watch as this road collapses after some regional flooding in Freeport, Maine. [Freeport Road Collapse] – via

11 Sep, 2008

Asphalt as an energy producer

Posted by: Skylar In: pavement

A while ago, I came across an article that made me realize the environmental impacts of hot mix asphalt.  Now, researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute are looking into a way to make an old technology more eco-friendly. Everyone knows how hot asphalt can get sitting out in the sun all day.  Why not harness [...]


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