Monday, July 20, 2009

Hiding a building from an Earthquakes

The best place to hide is in plain sight. If you had Harry Potters invincibility cloak ooh just think of the possibilities. We hide because it offers us protection, and if we can hide buildings from earthquakes imagine the lives that could be saved.

Recently, physicists have been developing better and better invisibility cloaks, which hide an object from sight by causing incoming light waves to bend around the object, and come together behind the object. The idea is the same for earthquakes. It is still just a research paper but hopefully in a few years we will experience safe city's and buildings because of this research.

Here is the full article

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