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Earthquake 'fuse' could save buildings during temblors

The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make structures unsafe after a quake and very expensive to repair.

January 26, 2012 |

In a development that could impact seismic codes, a team of researchers led by a Northeastern University engineering professor have developed a new method for defending buildings from earthquakes.

The idea is to use an earthquake "fuse" that can prevent the tiny fractures and warps that make structures unsafe after a quake and very expensive to repair.

Click here to learn more about the earthquake fuse. BD+C

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