Researcher creates cooking-oil-based 'bioasphalt'
A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to use restaurant cooking oil in a type of asphalt that looks and handles just like its petroleum-based counterpart.
Scientists capture pitch drop on camera for first time (w/ Video)
The Pitch Drop experiment set up in 1944 at Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics is one of the world's oldest continuously running experiments.
'Cool pavement' technologies studied to address hot urban surfaces
(Phys.org)—On those sweltering summer days—when it's too hot to play at the playground, when it seems like you could fry an egg on the pavement, when your car feels like an oven after a couple hours parked ...
Bioasphalt to be used, tested on Des Moines bike trail
Iowa State University's Christopher Williams was just trying to see if adding bio-oil to asphalt would improve the hot- and cold-weather performance of pavements. What he found was a possible green replacement ...
Scientists find ancient asphalt domes off California coast
They paved paradise and, it turns out, actually did put up a parking lot. A big one. Some 700 feet deep in the waters off California's jewel of a coastal resort, Santa Barbara, sits a group of football-field-sized ...
Indy 500 track continues to foster better technology for everyday driving
The pavement recipe for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), home of the Indianapolis 500, could be used to improve the smoothness, durability and safety of some of the 2 million miles of paved roads and streets where people ...
Surveying roads at 100 km/h
Germany's road network has a hard time dealing with wind and weather, tires and steel. Until now, however, surveying the damage caused to asphalt and concrete was laborious and expensive. A new laser scanner ...
Researcher using nanoclays to build better asphalt
Long before freeways and parking lots, a naturally occurring asphalt first appeared on roads in about 600 B.C. You can still see patches of it in the ancient city of Babylon.
Seoul roads to be repaved for radioactivity
Two sections of road in the South Korean capital Seoul are to be repaved after they were found to be radioactive, officials said Saturday.
Component of asphalt eyed as new fuel source
The pavement material that cars drive on may wind up in their fuel tanks as scientists seek ways of transforming asphaltenes -- the main component of asphalt -- into an abundant new source of fuel, according to the cover ...
Cities weigh green features vs. expense in new buildings
Should a city that's committed to environmentally friendly construction pay $825,000 for a job that was expected to cost $248,000?
Information superhighway’s trash yields a super highway asphalt
Discarded electronic hardware, including bits and pieces that built the information superhighway, can be recycled into an additive that makes super-strong asphalt paving material for real highways, researchers in China are ...