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Much of the nation’s underground infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced — which will take a significant toll on the budgets of local governments and utilities. At the same time, sinkholes and ruptured water mains are occurring with alarming frequency throughout the country, creating a sense of urgency for upgrades. Using an electromagnetic scanning technology developed at Louisiana Tech University, Florida-based CUES Inc. is able to help civil engineers identify infrastructure most in need of repair and prevent catastrophic failures in underground systems.
Thanks to an unlikely pairing of horse breeders and chemists at Brigham Young University (BYU), a new antimicrobial therapy is delivering dramatic results to animals plagued by persistent bacterial infections. The technology, which is also being tested for human pharmaceutical and medical applications, may be an answer to the growing problem of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) infections.
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