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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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Paint-on "sensing skin" is designed to detect damage in concrete structures

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag (2 months ago)

Although concrete structures such as bridges are now often built with strain sensors embedded within them, that certainly hasn't always been the case. In order to alert authorities to cracks developing within these older structures,... Read Post

'House Airbag' Protects Home From Earthquake

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser (2 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

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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