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Making Quieter Highways 137

Posted by michael
from the drive-less dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at Purdue are investigating ways to make life for those who live near major highways more quiet. They have found that most of the noise is literally where the rubber hits the road, not engine noise or even passing winds. The team has come up with a new form of pavement that is in testing in Arizona and will soon be installed in California. The pavement is simply asphalt with some mixed in rubber."
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Making Quieter Highways

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  • by battjt (9342) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 @01:41PM (#6687793) Homepage
    Like you know if you're in a room with a washing machine and it finishes, and suddenly you're aware of how quiet everything is?

    Or in a datacenter when the power goes out!

    Joe
  • by AtariAmarok (451306) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 @01:46PM (#6687870)
    "and motorcycles are silent except for their engines"

    Yes. Just like dead fish has a pleasant odor, except for the smell.
  • by Hell O'World (88678) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 @02:02PM (#6688019)
    Its one more step towards mankind's ultimate dream , bouncy world! Car crash? No problem, you're in bouncy world! Airplane fly into a building? Boing! Ha, Ha, Ha, everybody OK!
  • Yeah, funny that. I noticed that *always* seems to happen right before everybody starts yelling "Oh Shit!". I keep telling them to stop saying "Oh Shit", so the power will stay up....
  • by jafuser (112236) on Wednesday August 13, 2003 @03:52PM (#6688896)
    Its one more step towards mankind's ultimate dream , bouncy world! Car crash? No problem, you're in bouncy world! Airplane fly into a building? Boing! Ha, Ha, Ha, everybody OK!


    I don't know how or why, but the parent post inspired me to babelfish-recycle it through various languages just for fun. I have some karma to burn, so enjoy at my expense =)

    Chinese:
    It is more step toward humanity's final dream, has the elastic world! Traffic accident? Without the question, you are in have in the elastic world! The airplane flight enters the building? Boing! Ha, Ha, Ha, hello!

    French:
    Its more stage towards the final dream of humanity, world bouncy! Car accident? No problem, you are in world bouncy! Fly of plane in a building? Boing! Ha, ha, ha, everyone WELL!

    German:
    Its more step toward for the crucial dream of mankind, bouncy world! Autoabort? A problem, are not you in bouncy the world! Airplane fly into a building? Boing! Hectar, hectar, hectar, each o.k.!

    Italian:
    Relative a new point towards the last dream of the humanity, world bouncy! Arrest of the automobile? C$r-nessun.problema, you are in world bouncy! Moscow of the airplane in one construction? Boing! It has, it has, it has, everyone GOOD!

    Japanese:
    Final dream of the mankind, the world where there is an elasticity many steps than the 1 of that! Automobile accident? There is no world where there is a problem and an elasticity! Growing of airplane to building? Boing! It is good everyone of ha, ha and ha!

    Korean:
    With mankind ultimate dream, it phase 1 of the world which is cheerful compared to! Car crash? Problem, it is an inside the world which is cheerful spreads out,! At building airplane flight range? Boing! The ha, the ha and the ha all it is good!

    Portuguese:
    Its one more stage for the final dream of the humanity, world bouncy! Electric noise of the car? No problem, you is in the world bouncy! Fly of the airplane in a building? Boing! Ha, Ha, Ha, all ARE WELL!

    Spanish:
    His a more passage towards the last dream of the humanity, world of bouncy! Collapse of the car? No problem, you are in world of bouncy! Fly of airplane in a building? Boing! It has, it has, it has, all VERY WELL!

    -

    "The ha, the ha and the ha all it is good!"

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