0 Have your say Leeds could become the first ‘self-repairing city’ in the world by 2035 as robotics engineers work on developing drones that can prevent potholes. Chris Burn reports. Leeds, 2035. Moments after scanning a city road and identifying a crack in the surface around the size of a 50p piece on a night-time patrol, a drone navigates itself down to the site of the problem, lands and fills in the defect using a 3D asphalt printer. What could have eventually developed into a serious pothole is fixed instantly and the drone flies off to search for its next assignment. It is a scenario that, despite the increasing prominence of drones in daily life, still sounds like science-fiction. But for the past three years, a team of robotics engineers at the University of Leeds’s School of Mechanical Engineering have been making considerable progress on turning the concept into a reality as they work on a multi-million pound, Government-supported … [Read more...] about How army of drones and robots could make Leeds the world’s first self-repairing city
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PUBLISHED: 11:26 28 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 December 2018 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter The Lady Julian Bridge (pictured) can expect more Norwich City fans next month with the closure of the Novi Sad Friendship Bridge Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2017 A footbridge providing a key route over the River Wensum to Carrow Road for Norwich City fans is to close for more than two months for essential repair works. Norwich City fans approaching Carrow Road on a match day, close to the Novi Sad Friendship Bridge. Pcture: Nick ButcherThe Novi Sad Friendship Bridge in Norwich, which particularly well-used on Norwich City match days, is in line for £250,000 of maintenance work, which is due to get under way next month.Preliminary work was carried out earlier this month, however, the bridge remained open to pedestrians and cyclists while this was completed.However, on Monday, January 14 it will be closed off while repairs are carried … [Read more...] about Key bridge for Norwich City fans to close for two months of the season
By Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:15 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 A hip barber shop in Hazel Park, handmade furniture in Ferndale and El Salvador flavors in Oak Park are among what’s new or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Berkley Zalman's Treasures, has purchased and renovated the former Curves at 3895 12 Mile Road and will relocate its jewelry store from Oak Park in November, doubling the space and expanding its inventory, particularly its estate presence, said owner Brian Zifkin. The new digs mean the store will have a separate showroom for bridal, which often acts as a classroom for those wanting to learn about diamonds. Zalman’s Treasures also offers a large collection of upscale sterling silver jewelry that has the look of precious metal. Zifkin, who designs his own pieces, using his background as an engineer to create, said a jeweler will be on site to complete repairs in house, something the store … [Read more...] about New shops and restaurants coming, going in southeast Oakland Co.
opinion Detroit Free Press Editorial Board Published 7:00 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 EDITOR'S NOTE: Because Michigan's political map has been configured to the advantage of incumbents in both parties, most legislative races in the tri-county area are not competitive. Our recommendations in this year's closest contests follow: WAYNE COUNTY Senate District 7 Livonia, Northville, Plymouth, Wayne, and Canton, Northville and Plymouth townships Two Livonia residents are vying for the state Senate District 7 seat, currently held by term-limited Sen. Patrick Colbeck. Republican Laura Cox, 54, is a former U.S. Customs special agent and has represented Livonia in the state House of Representatives since 2014, but opted in this cycle to try for the Senate seat. Democrat Dayna Polehanki, is 49, a political newcomer, and a teacher with 12 years' experience in Michigan public schools. Cox is favored to win. Generally viewed to tilt Republican, the western … [Read more...] about Free Press endorsement: Our choices for state House and Senate seats
Business leaders and politicians in Nottinghamshire have given a varied response to the last budget before Brexit. A raft of new spending policies were announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond, including more monies for schools, roads, the NHS and social care.Mr Hammond also repeated the Prime Minister’s claim that austerity was coming to an end – something disputed by the opposition. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the budget a “short-term fix” and said there were still huge “regional inequalities” in the UK.He said: “What we heard today were half measures and quick fixes while austerity grinds on.” But the chancellor said the country had “reached a defining moment on this long, hard journey” after repairing the damage to the public finances.Among the policies announced today was an additional £70 million for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), on the Nottinghamshire Leicestershire border.According to … [Read more...] about Nottinghamshire’s reaction to last budget before Brexit