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MoDOT Recruits Solar Roadways

What if roads could produce electricity, never develop potholes and wouldn’t ice over? The founders of Solar Roadways claim their innovation can do all this and more! MoDOT’s Road To Tomorrow Initiative has been interested in Solar Roadways for some time. They invited Co-Founder Scott Brusaw to help with solar testing that will determine if these panels are right for Missouri.

Forensic Seismology: Find out how records from seismometers distinguish types of explosives and nuclear tests. Can real-time seismology prevent loss of life and property in a combat zone or civilian terrorist attack? Liquid Water on Mars: Washington University's Dr. Raymond Arvidson discusses his involvement after the discovery. Solar Roadways: What if the roads we drive on could produce electricity? Find out why MoDOT is interested in this innovation for I-70. The April edition of Innovations also spotlights medical marvels in St. Louis!

MoDOT Recruits Solar Roadways

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Zika Damages Male Fertility in Mice, What About Men?

Washington University researchers make an alarming discovery about Zika, and they play a major role identifying new hope for eventual treatment.

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Palm Oil Shopping App Helps Endangered Orangutans 

To save orangutans from extinction, shoppers can use an app to find if palm oil in consumer products is sustainably produced without clearing rain forest.

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Integrated Roadways: The Missouri-Based Company Creates 'Smart' Pavement

Integrated Roadways wants to turn roads into a digital network. The company's smart pavement has embedded technology and fiber optic connectivity.

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Creation of Biofoam: Turning Salt Water into Drinking Water

Washington University engineers created a biofoam that can quickly and inexpensively transform salt water into drinking water.

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Stress During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children with Autism

Too much stress can take a toll on a woman's pregnancy. Is there a link between stress and children born with autism?

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am