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Wax on, melt off: Roads that deice themselves during winter storms

Philadelphia PA (SPX) Sep 15, 2017

Drexel University researchers have made a discovery that could create roads that deice themselves during winter storms. Their secret? – Adding a little paraffin wax to the road’s concrete mix. In a paper recently published in journal Cement and Concrete Composites researchers, led by Yaghoob Farnam, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel’s College of Engineering, explain how substances like paraf

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