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Abhishek Kumar
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 · Greater NoidaIndia
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why we r not magnetic levitate our buildings just to protect it from devastating earthquake

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Harshavardhan Kada
Collaborizm Award Winner for Inspiring Project Leader of the Week
 · BengaluruIndia
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hii, Abhishek that was a great idea.
There is lot of research going on
JAPANESE HOME-LEVITATION SYSTEM COULD PROTECT BUILDINGS FROM EARTHQUAKES

Instead of building super-strong yet flexible structures to withstand earthquakes, what if you built your house to levitate on a cushion of air? This is already being employed in Japan, a little less than a year after the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country.

The levitation system is the brainchild of a company called Air Danshin Systems Inc., which the Japanese-culture-and-art site Spoon & Tamago says roughly translates to “anti-seismic.” It was founded in 2005 but has caught on after the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

It consists of a sensor network, an air compressor and an artificial second foundation beneath the home’s bottom level and just above the ground. An earthquake-sensitive motion sensor recognizes when the earth is unstable, and an air compressor activates within half a second to fill the space between the building and the ground. It can lift a structure 1.2 inches off the ground.

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