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Professor Rajib Mallick Melts Away Snow Via Underground Piping System

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jan 29, 2011 • References: ecofriend and dvice
Although self-heated roads aren't a new concept, Professor Rajib Mallick has proposed a more eco-friendly way to solve our chilly problems. Using a system of underground piping that holds freeze-resistant fluids, Mallick hopes to create an insulated chamber that is heated by the sun's natural warmth.

Considering all the snow the world has seen in the last couple of months, Professor Rajib Mallick's concept may be a great way to avoid snow-covered roadways. Although it would cost $12,500 for every 164-feet of pipe, it would be recouped after the first six months of use.