Self-Heating Roads Will Make Winter Driving Safer

By: Meghan Young - Published: Dec 3, 2009 • References: newscientist & gizmodo
As a driver, I get extremely irritated by people who drastically change their driving styles as soon as the weather takes a turn for the worse; but with these self-heating roads, that may mean the end of such annoyances. Don't get me wrong, people should be cautious, but there's a point in which being too 'safe' becomes a hazard itself.

Thankfully, researchers from the University of Houston has created self-heating roads made from carbon nanofiber. With help from an electrical element, it would warm routes enough to melt ice. Stats for Heated Streets Trending: Older & Mild
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