Researchers envision "cloaking" to protect buildings in quakes

02/15/2012 | TG Daily

Engineers in the U.K. have developed theoretical "cloaking technology" that they say could protect buildings from the shock waves created by an earthquake and other natural or man-made disasters. William Parnell of the University of Manchester says the method involves adding pressurized rubber to key structural components of buildings, allowing a particular type of elastic wave to pass through without wreaking havoc.

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