Computer for roads

Published: Sunday 31 October 1999

Obsolete computers are posing an environmental problem in developed countries, specially the US. With faster and better machines being available almost every year, the number of old computers and peripherals being discarded are generating a lot of trash. Now Coniglairo Industries, a company based in Massachusetts, has developed a lightweight, asphalt-type mix from plastic portions of computers, printers and scanners. This mix can be used to fill potholes on highways. From information superhighways to the good old asphalt roads, computers could be useful to both ( Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery , Vol 42, No 6).

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