Gallery: New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

 

Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Bayer have developed a seismic wallpaper that can hold up building walls during earthquakes. The system, called EQ-Top, is a glass fiber fabric that can help keep mason walls stable. After two years of research and testing, the patented product, which could help keep office buildings and apartments safer during an earthquake, will soon be available for purchase.

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  1. robert bierma April 5, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Is it capable of bring a old building up to seismic code?

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