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In theory the mechanism is really quite simple: 1. A sensor detects the rumblings of an earthquake. 2. Within.5 to 1 second an air tank pushes air in-between an artificial foundation and the actual structure of the home, lifting it as high as 3cm off the ground. 3. While the earth below violently shakes, [...]
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'House Airbag' Protects Home From Earthquake

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (3 years ago)

Airbags: not just for your car anymore. Japanese company Air Danshin has invented an ingenious system that raises a house 3 centimeters off the ground when earthquake tremors are detected, the Guardian reports. Sensors detect both t... Read Post

Simple Home sprouts legs to stand its ground

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (3 hours ago)

Austrian Gerhard Feldbacher recently unveiled an interesting small home that aims to strike a happy balance between ease of transport and size. Named Simple Home, the small dwelling sports four integrated legs that enable it to be e... Read Post

Monitoring water levels with a Parallax Ping sensor

Technology / Gadgets : Hack a Day (3 years ago)

When you need a mechanism to detect the water level within a container or tank, you have several different options. Most people opt for a simple float or probe that sits in the water, while others use optics to sense when the water ... Read Post

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