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2012-08-07 23:36:29

Cities count the number of cars on the road in order to plan everything from the timing of stoplights to road repairs. But the in-road metal detectors that do the counting can make errors — most often by registering that a car is present when one isn't. One common error is called "splashover" because it usually involves an over-sensitive detector picking up the presence a vehicle in the next lane over — as if the signal from the car "splashed over" into the adjacent lane....


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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