Gallery: New Tsunami Generator Can Help Designers Create Wave-Proof Bui...

 

The recent earthquakes and tsunamis sparked a slew of research into designing disaster-proof infrastructure. The latest tech to boost scientists’ understanding how these disasters work is a wave-generating machine that mimics the activity of real tsunamis. Researchers hope that by understanding how tsunamis hit the shoreline, designers can construct buildings that can better withstand the wave’s impact. Plus, an increased knowledge of tsunami behavior could pave the way for more effective evacuation strategies.

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