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Mimicking Fish and Tailoring Radar to Warn of Bridge Peril
September 1, 2010
Civil Engineering Professor Bill Yu has built a pair of sensors to provide real-time risk assessments of bridges during flooding--the largest cause by far of bridge failure.
Case Western Reserve University
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