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    College student invents cost-effective self-healing concrete?
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    As anyone who's ever driven through Detroit can tell you, concrete doesn't fix itself. Or at least it doesn't right now. Thanks to research from a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, that may change in the near future. Michelle Pelletier found that mixing a microencapsulated ...

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    Edmunds: Cash for Clunkers cost taxpayers $24k per car, not $4k
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    There is little doubt that Cash for Clunkers gave auto sales a big boost in late July and most of August, but there has been considerable debate as to how much help taxpayers' $3 billion provided. Customers who purchased a ...

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    REPORT: Cash for Clunkers leads to shortage of destruction derby cars. Oh, the humanity!
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    With 690,000 vehicles sentenced to one final gargle of sodium silicate, thanks to the now-defunct Cash for Clunkers program, demolition-derby drivers seem to have been left holding the short end of the driveshaft. What the government seems to have forgotten is that many cars, hobbling and ...

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    CARS tells dealers how to kill a C4C's engine
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    Cash for Clunkers can be a bit complicated, what with last minute rule changes and the multitudes of stipulations ingrained into the program. However, one aspect of C4C that leaves little to the imagination is what happens when a vehicle is turned in under the program: The engine is permanently ...

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    REPORT: Cash-For-Clunkers dealers instructed to kill engines with sodium silicate
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    According to Bloomberg, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration got wind that some cars being turned in under Germany's Cash-For-Clunkers program were being certified as destroyed, but actually being resold. To prevent that scenario from repeating itself in the U.S., land of Honest Abe, ...

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