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Implementing Sustainable Technology to Monitor the Integrity of the Nation's Bridges


April 15, 2009

Antonio Nanni with students A team of University of Miami College of Engineering researchers are implementing a self-powered monitor system for bridges that can continuously check their condition using wireless sensors that "harvest" power from structural vibration and wind energy. Full Story

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