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— An engineering professor at UW-Platteville has developed a new monitoring system to recognize tiny defects in concrete structures such as bridges. 

According to an info sheet from the WiSys Technology Foundation, the system can measure cracks as thin as a human hair, as well as minute changes to internal stress within the structure. Using sensors and an ultrasound signal generator along with data processing software, it can visualize cross sections of structures. 

The system could be used for structural health testing for a variety of concrete structures including…



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