Potholes? Case Western Reserve University grads pitch quick-fix patch

Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Karen Farkas.

Fixing the teeth-rattling, vehicle-damaging effects of a pothole could be as simple as dropping a bag of goo into the hole, say Case Western Reserve University grads, who invented the product.

The mixture is a “non-Newtonian fluid” because it hardens when force is applied to it and softens when the force lets up. When a car drives over it the bag expands in the pothole, smoothing the drive.

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Originally published February 2, 2017.

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