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Shingle recycling company turns used shingles into road paving


  • Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) (tiered subscription model), The

Tennessee Shingle Recycling helps the environment by collecting used asphalt shingles and repurposing them for road paving. "Last year we kept 5,000 tons of shingles out of landfills in Rutherford Cou… Read More

NSF grant to help develop smart city solutions


  • Providence Journal (R.I.) (free registration), The

The National Science Foundation awarded three engineering professors at the University of Rhode Island an $850,000 grant. The money will be used to develop sensors and other technology to collect and … Read More

Concrete placement for arena starts today; will last a month-plus


  • Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

The foundation of the Sacramento Kings new arena begins today. For the next month or so, hundreds of concrete trucks will headed to the site each day, around the clock, to deliver the necessary materi… Read More