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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Another issue: High buildings vs strong wind
How about giving wings to skyscrapers so that they can balance the swinging of the building. What's more, wings could break the wind just like the brakes on an airplane:)
We filipinos are concerned to THE BIG ONE experts say it might be an 7.2 earthquake or greater and with an itensity of 8-9 our fault is ready to slip anytime soon cause mathematically every 400 years it happens and the last one was 356 years ago.. The fault is now ready to slip..
I would like to include that earthquake measures on my future house 😁👍
I wanna make my future house super sturdy
Earthquake proofed and im thinking about tsunami too
All kind of calamity
Because i don't want my effort being washed out by tsunami and etc.
It is written
Therefore I will shake the heavens, And the earth will move out of her place, In the wrath of the Lord of hosts And in the day of His fierce anger.
Isaiah 13:13 NKJV
“For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land;
Haggai 2:6 NKJV
For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew 24:7-8 NKJV
Japan: working together to make an earthquake proof tech
Philippines: fights who would win over the position for the gov,
Also ph: gets corrupt, crimes, bles each other
This is how cancerous the ph has been,
Napaka immature ng leaders naten
Top 1 Earthquake Resistant Structures Around the World , our very own 😍 pride of the PHILIPPINES!!!
The Philippine Arena is the world's largest domed arena and is the most amazing earthquake-proof structure in th world.
Kaya maging Proud kayo. Puro kayo satsat wala naman kayong nagagawa Tssk.
This is one of those things that poor people can't afford even though they would love to have for them to survive, one day the nature will come and those rich can do anything but those poor people they will just pray.
There's nothing earthquake proof. Some may fare well, some don't. This on the video only works against shaking, what if the building is torn right in the middle? Or the ground was torn in the middle, you can't stop that.
the country which almost finished after Hiroshima Nagasaki.....but now this country becomes the no 1 in a technology ...creativity......japan ....the god is giving u...... what the americans once a taken from you...
You are aware that there are earthquakes categorized from 1 to 10? Those on the lower spectrum can't destroy "everything", althought at some point can damage something. I'm not arguing against the will of Allah but technically earthquakes were made for tectonic shifts, contributing change to the topographic image of land.
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!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
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.