Tag Archives: Japan

Relief for Japan

As you all already know, Japan was struck by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake Friday afternoon. I’ve been following it quite closely and today one of their volcanos began to erupt, further adding to the disaster. Shaking earth, tsunamis and now volcanoes, they’re being devastated, but I can’t help but think of the power of social media […]

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Japanese Anti-Earthquake Technology.

Here’s a video explaining the simple counterweight system embedded in the Akashi Kaikyō Bridge that saved it from collapsing when a major earthquake hit Kobe Japan in 1995. I think that this is a great example of a clever device because it was able to react quickly and to great effect, thus saving both lives and […]

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