Get that bridge some rain. Bridges love rain.

Coolest science news of the day: We’ll soon be able to test bridge strength by listening to rain hitting the roadway.

The water solution is simple, and could potentially fix the traffic problem. One day, the researchers say, it might be as easy as misting a bridge as they cruise by in a car. (No, you don’t have to wait for it to actually rain. Although that’s more poetic than car-misting.) It might also make its way into related industries, like aircraft construction, where delamination of composite parts is a problem.

No really.  How cool is that?!

Photo courtesy of mxgirl85 on Flickr.

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