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Adding cigarette butts to asphalt can improve roads

Melbourne - Trillions of cigarette butts are produced every year worldwide, with the majority of them discarded into the environment. However, a team of scientists in Australia has come up with a unique use for all those useless butts.

Microbes found growing in a tar pit

La Brea - A new study has shown that microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life. This has thrown up the re-occurring question of whether such bacteria could exist on seeming inhospitable planets.

Op-Ed: Nature versus stone — Break on through to the other side

While I'm aware that today's world can no longer function without the infrastructure made of concrete, stone, metal - there's always a tiny leap of joy that makes me reach for the camera when I see nature breaking through stone -- against all odds.

Scientists Use Asphalt in Solar Energy

Solar power currently provides .04% of global energy, however, scientists say this will change in the near future. Scientists have been working on a new form of collecting solar energy called the Road Energy System.

Asphalt-munching Bacteria Discovered

University of California researchers find asphalt munching bacteria that lives on natural asphalt and heavy oil only doesn't need water or oxygen

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A new plastic road for Eaglesfield  put down last year.
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A new plastic road for Eaglesfield, put down last year. CC License: Attrition, No derivative work.

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