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More than 300 million students across the globe sit in classrooms that weren't constructed to withstand an earthquake, leaving them susceptible to serious injury and even death if the earth were to start
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
New regulations are coming to the Ohio natural gas industry thanks to the discovery that misplaced hydraulic fracturing wells are the cause of earthquakes in the area. Ohio regulators discovered that lack
We've seen quite a few creative examples of disaster-resistant architecture here at Inhabitat - from houses that rise up atop flood waters to an elastic iron alloy designed to sway with an earthquake.
Japan has suffered through 2011's devastating tsunami and earthquake and in the wake of the clean-up, the country wants to be clear - their legendary textile mills have made a comeback. Fukushima
Researchers have released the worrisome results of a study showing that there is a 70% possibility of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hitting Tokyo in the next four years and a whopping 98% possibility that
Architecture for Humanity Reports They’ve Helped Tens of Thousands in the Wake of the Haiti Earthquake
When a massive earthquake struck Haiti two years ago today, the damage was staggering. Hundreds of thousands of people were displaced and entire towns were reduced to rubble. In the wake of the
The well-crafted space where Tohoku for the Future presented the products developed in the region. The invited visitors to walk around and discover these collaborations between artisans and designers.
The City Systems is an annual project hosted by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) in Toronto, Canada that attempts to help students understand how they can build more resilient cities. This year's
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake just hit Mineral, VA, sending shockwaves up and down the East Coast of the United States that evacuated the Capital Building, the White House, and the Pentagon in Washington,
Did you feel that shake? If you're anywhere near the East Coast, chances are you did. Around 1:50 p.m. today, a 5.9 earthquake shook the Eastern U.S. from North Carolina all the way up to Martha's
Japan's March 11th magnitude 9 Tohoku Earthquake -- which caused a tidal wave and the ensuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster -- was one of the most powerful ever recorded and just happened
News that the Harmon Hotel, designed by Foster + Partners, is likely to collapse in an earthquake has sent ripples through the architecture and construction industries. Featuring a not-so-eco friendly
Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with straw and
A group led by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects -- who designed the Bayside Marina Hotel we featured not long ago -- has formed the Ex-Container Project with the intention of using shipping containers as
A Japanese highway demolished by the earthquake was as good as new after only six days of repair.
With thousands of Japanese displaced due to last week's earthquake and ensuing tsunami, many are currently forced to make homes in local shelters lacking the comfort of even just a little bit of privacy.
Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and
While the Japanese tsunami has reignited the concerns over nuclear power, one thing is clear - the rules governing the location of their construction are sure to change. One would argue that the
Japan is no stranger to earthquakes, but this morning's incident was nothing like the country had ever seen before. Registering at a record breaking magnitude 8.9, the earthquake even triggered a
The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, caused massive damage and destruction, including the failure of a nuclear power plant cooling system.
We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their
Early in July, Reynolds, two builders and a cameraman journeyed to Haiti to do research and see what could be done. They ended up building a whole house with the help of 40 locals, ranging in age from
If you've purchased a laptop over the past few years it's very likely to contain a device called an accelerometer -- a sensor that can save your hard drive by registering if you've dropped your precious
This year we witnessed the extraordinary danger of mixing buildings with earthquakes, particularly in poor regions -- fortunately, a group called PAKSBAB is finding solutions. Pakistan Straw Bale and
In light of the world's recent earthquakes, finding a quake-proof building material is a top priority. A group of Japanese researchers are answering the call. They've developed a super elastic iron alloy
The US Geological Survey has said that California has a 99.7% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 earthquake -- or bigger -- in the next three decades. University of California, Berkeley Professor and former
At a time when earthquakes dominate the headlines, we think it's more important than ever to highlight architecture that keeps potential quakes in mind. So it goes with OFIS Architecture's All-Seasons
Photo via Inquisitr In addition to causing widespread death and destruction, last week's devastating earthquake in Chile may have shifted the Earth's axis permanently and created shorter days,
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