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    The Federal Aviation Administration is funding research to make this costly conductive concrete more affordable.

    This special concrete mix, studded with electricity-conducting ingredients, could help airports and other places run on time during inclement weather.

    "Potholes often originate from the liberal use of salt or de-icing chemicals that can corrode concrete and contaminate groundwater over time, Tuan said, making the conductive concrete an appealing alternative with lower operating and maintenance costs. The power required to thermally de-ice the Roca Spur Bridge during a three-day storm typically costs about $250 -- several times less than a truckload of chemicals, he said."

    Other info: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uon-ccc012216.php

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