NOMI, JAPAN — A giant curtain of special cables is the latest earthquake-proofing innovation to come out of Japan, and it combines both functionality and sleek design.
With Japan's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire making it prone to earthquakes, citizens are continually finding ways to protect the country's infrastructure.
CNN reports that textile company Komatsu Seiren has created threads made from thermoplastic carbon fiber composite, which are braided to form a strong yet flexible rod that's as strong as iron, but 90 percent lighter.
The rods have been installed outside the company's building - draping all around the structure and essentially tethering the roof to the ground. They are also inside the building, and serve to strengthen the interior walls.
When the ground shifts from side to side during an earthquake, the rods stretch and pull the structure back in the opposite direction to prevent shaking.
The project is a collaboration between Komatsu and Tokyo-based architectural design firm Kengo Kuma. It will soon be used to reinforce Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, one of Japan's oldest temples.
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Why they dont make hundreds or thousands of Earthquake proof bed or EARTHQUAKE PROOF BOOTHS all around japan, so whem the earthquake strikes people immediately go to earthquake proof booths fit for 50 people each or hundred people each booth scattered all over japan, like in malls, office, parks, etc
this is most likely to be fake. Japan is very advanced when it comes to architecture so they don't need stuff like this. the do other things like making the buildings flexible so they can actually just move along.
There are much better technologies already in use, e.g. base isolation, braces with viscous dampers, and tuned mass dampers. So it seems more like an architectural feature than something worth implementing.
I just can't stand the way they WASTE their money, while the kids in Africa die of hunger
That's the reason why I HATE Japan
It would be cheeper to let let the building collapse and then rebuild it
Their buildings resist even to a 12-13 earthquake, but many people in Japan are homeless because the appartaments are so expensive, and they have very little salary because politicians JUST THROW COUNTRY'S MONEY ON THE DRAIN
Plus however would japanese build them, anyway they won't resist ♾♾♾♾
The fact is that nature will always be stronger than some guys
So you Japanese stop playing with fire cause you will be burn very badly
(Sorry if my English is bad)
Scientists are destroying the nature and now they are challenging the nature. Remember that no one can challenge the nature as einstien said that every action has a reaction so stop destroying the nature otherwise nature will destroy you.
Earthquake proof bed is a joke. It’s supposed to protect you from falling debris or even in the case your house falls down? Well where then will all the rubble fall? Around your makeshift coffin. I’d rather be crushed in an instant than stuck in a box till I die of starvation or run out of air.
We say in Serbia, Japanese are Martians, not humans !
We mean that people in Japan are examples of how people should be. I am so glad that Japan and Serbia are in perfect relations.
This building is awesome!
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
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love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.