Michael Main is the Managing Editor for NewsRadio 1200 WOAI.
Michael began his relationship with Clear Channel radio at Newsradio 1200 WOAI in 1985 as a writer/reporter and quickly added numerous responsibilities including key roles in producing WOAI's four hour morning drive newscast. He is the first person in the door each morning, if you can call 1:30 a.m. the morning.
Michael is responsible for coordinating much of Newsradio 1200 WOAI's on-air news product and also produces his daily "Cyberstuff" feature focusing on Internet and tech related topics.
Michael's reporting has won him national recognition. Honors he has won over the years include several Press Club of Dallas "Katie" Awards for Best General News story coverage, Best Radio feature, and Best Spot News story, all of which attest to the diversity of his skills.
Michael was an integral team member when Newsradio 1200 WOAI won Edward R. Murrow awards, the most prized awards in broadcast journalism in 1994 and 1996. He's also been honored by the Associated Press, the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism awards, UPI, and the Texas State Network.
Michael is responsible for writing the news product for various news readers on KJ-97 FM, KZEP-FM and Soft Rock 101.9 in San Antonio, and writes and anchors news each morning for Clear Channel stations in Corpus Christi, El Paso, Brownsville and Wichita, Kansas.
Michael is happily married to his wife, Amy. He is the proud stepfather of three grown children and grandfather to one very spoiled grandchild.
One day our roads may be pot hole free because the surface can "heal."
Photo Credit: Delft University of Technology
Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands believe they've come up with a type of asphalt that can heal itself.
Many roads are made with what's called porous asphalt which allows water to drain more easily. However because it's porous, tiny cracks can develop as cars drive over it and those cracks enlarge into potholes.
The researchers have found by adding small amounts of what is essentially steel wool to the asphalt mix and adding heat, those tiny cracks will disappear. They say this can double the normal eight-year life of a road surface and eliminate potholes altogether.
There are some things to consider. It will drive up the cost by of the asphalt by about 25% and you'd also have to have a machine to go over the roads every couple of years to heat the surface. But that would likely be the only maintenance.
Check out the video below to learn more.
[H/T Humans Invent]