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It’s no secret that I like the Dutch.  However, it’s not just because I was born of a rich Dutch ancestry.  The Dutch are continually impressing me with stories about what they can do with water.  In fact, thanks to their ingenuity with dikes, canals, and the like, about 60% of Holland’s population lives below [...]

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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