Contact: Ana Herrera
Carlos III University of Madrid
Caption: Engineers at Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain, have designed an optical sensor that detects how much salt is on road surfaces in real time. This avoids the need to spread the substance excessively, because although this prevents ice from forming on roads, it can also harm vehicles, infrastructure and the environment.
Credit: Fuente: SINC / UC3M
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