Tuesday, July 27, 2010

UC's little-known Pavement Research Center results in smooth, safe and silent rides

UC's little-known Pavement Research Center results in smooth, safe and silent rides by Lisa Krieger, SJ Mercury News

To improve the state's increasingly frail and aging freeways, engineers cook up new recipes in a Richmond lab that resembles the kitchen of a busy restaurant '” but hotter, louder and infused with the bouquet of steaming asphalt. The innovations delivered from this little-known facility in a former 1950s-era munitions factory have a more far-reaching impact on a central part of our daily lives: roads.

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