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The Future of Earthquake-Proof Buildings

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Earthquakes are almost impossible to predict. Luckily, engineers have come up with some amazing ways to protect people the next time one might strike.

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Sources:

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/earthquake-resistant-buildings/#/1/2
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/dec/11/earthquake-proof-city-christchurch-japan-colombia-ecuador
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/discover-collections/read-watch-play/science/halting-jolts-how-te-papa-resists-earthquakes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817334999 (you can access the paper here…it’s a super long URL)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2015/07/11/in-the-future-a-vibrating-barrier-could-protect-cities-against-earthquakes
https://www.crisis-response.com/comment/blogpost.php?post=128

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17378-invisibility-cloak-could-hide-buildings-from-quakes/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-do-you-make-a-building-invisible-to-an-earthquake-17536143/

Seismic cloak could minimize earthquake damage


https://www.technologyreview.com/s/510716/first-test-of-seismic-invisibility-cloak/

https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2018/Q4/new-3d-printed-cement-paste-gets-stronger-when-it-cracks–just-like-structures-in-nature-.html
https://www.engineering.com/BIM/ArticleID/17805/3D-Printed-Cement-Paste-Uses-Biomimicry-to-Strengthen-After-Cracking.aspx
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adma.201802123

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