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The researchers tested several scour countermeasure configurations, including various wing wall angles, use of pile dissipators (vertical array of circular piles buried just below the channel bed), and the Maryland Standard Plan as a scour countermeasure design.
The population gradually becomes physically less efficient as the producers of wealth--morally so from idleness--politically worthless as having few desires to satisfy, and noxious as dissipators of capital accumulated.
Additional programs in development at MGI include heat dissipators for the computer industry, and novel replacements for foams, honeycombs, and impact-resistant building materials.