1/16/2012

Engineers at Stanford University and Northeastern University have teamed up to develop a design system to help buildings survive severe seismic shaking. The rocking frame contains three elements: steel cables that control rocking; steel fuses that absorb the earthquakes' shock; and steel cables that pull the building back in place. The seismic force is directed toward the self-contained -- and replaceable -- steel fuses.

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