Thursday, March 1, 2012

Risk: Earthquake-activated House-levitating System

From Immprobable Research:
The  Air Danshin Systems company of Japan says it offers pneumatic technology to protect buildings in the event of an earthquake. The shaking triggers a stream of air that levitates the house. The diagram below, from the company, shows to some extent how the system works, with blue representing the stream of air. (The Spoon & Tamago blog gives some details in English.)

These two videos demonstrate how it works...MORE

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