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2011-01-10 13:15:00

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University The so-called "superstreet" traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts. Superstreets are surface roads, not freeways.  It is defined as a thoroughfare where the left-hand turns from side streets are re-routed, as is traffic...

2009-03-12 13:32:47

A U.S. study suggests painted road markings such as lines separating lanes of traffic reflect headlights better in the direction the paint was applied. In other words the paint reflects more light if you are following the painting truck than if you are driving from the other direction, said the study co-author, North Carolina State University Professor Joe Hummer. Hummer, who conducted the research with Professor William Rasdorf and graduate student Guanghua Zhang, said the findings could...

2009-03-11 07:15:21

A new study from North Carolina State University shows that painted road markings, such as the lines separating traffic lanes, are significantly better at reflecting headlights in the direction that the paint was applied. This finding will help determine how states comply with new federal safety regulations and save money on painting their roadways.The NC State researchers found that "retroreflectivity values" are higher in the direction of paint striping. "In other words," study co-author...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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