One year ago today a massive earthquake devastated Haiti. An engineering team from UA is looking at ways to reduce the carnage inflicted by future earthquakes while the island and its people recover slowly amid disease and mountains of rubble.
Roundabouts reduce accidents, injuries and traffic flow, thus reducing delays, fuel consumption and air pollution. They are also more visually pleasing than arrays of lights and signs, which tend to distract drivers.
Energy from compressed air stored underground is cheap, clean and renewable, and could even save lives. Researchers at the UA's School of Sustainable Engineered Systems are designing systems that will run fridges, buildings or power plants.