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Earthquake proof: Japan building made quake-safe by curtain of cables anchoring it down - TomoNews

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NOMI, JAPAN — A giant curtain of special cables is the latest earthquake-proofing innovation to come out of Japan, and it combines both functionality and sleek design. With Japan's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire making it prone to earthquakes, citizens are continually finding ways to protect the country's infrastructure. CNN reports that textile company Komatsu Seiren has created threads made from thermoplastic carbon fiber composite, which are braided to form a strong yet flexible rod that's as strong as iron, but 90 percent lighter. The rods have been installed outside the company's building - draping all around the structure and essentially tethering the roof to the ground. They are also inside the building, and serve to strengthen the interior walls. When the ground shifts from side to side during an earthquake, the rods stretch and pull the structure back in the opposite direction to prevent shaking. The project is a collaboration between Komatsu and Tokyo-based architectural design firm Kengo Kuma. It will soon be used to reinforce Zenkoji Temple in Nagano, one of Japan's oldest temples. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Go to https://www.patreon.com/tomonews and become a Patron now TomoNews is now on Patreon and we've got some cool perks for our hardcore fans. TomoNews is your best source for real news. We cover the funniest, craziest and most talked-about stories on the internet. Our tone is irreverent and unapologetic. If you’re laughing, we’re laughing. If you’re outraged, we’re outraged. We tell it like it is. And because we can animate stories, TomoNews brings you news like you’ve never seen before. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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Alucardo Dracoon (1 day ago)
they should make aircraft building so they should always on the sky whether it eartquake or tsunami the building cannot collapse
BaruaKapitalis (2 days ago)
1:26 iCoffin/iCasket
Red David (3 days ago)
Noshad Ulfat (3 days ago)
Hey anyone remember titanic
Noshad Ulfat (3 days ago)
Im just gonna hahahahahahhahahahahah we'll see if those wires can handle an earthquake
JagerTheExposer (4 days ago)
Good idea when those poles break off they'll impale somebody
アルジェリアのモハメッド (5 days ago)
Good Israeli invention ... By the way this will not protect Palestinians Children from Phosphor weapons ...
アルジェリアのモハメッド (1 day ago)
Male it lucid ... There is no cure from Cancer but to exterminate it ... Israel is a Cancer and there is no solution working on them ... The only one is weapons and armies that will destroy Israel for Good ... Israel was unable to defeat unarmed Palestinians ... Imagine that they hold planes and weapons there would be no state of Israel for Good ... And this is the only pay for the genocides they have done so far since 1936 ...
アルジェリアのモハメッド (1 day ago)
How ridiculous your claim ... Stop lying Israel was bombing Gaza with phosphor weapons ... What Hamas rockets did to Israelis more than killing two or three people in 20 years where hundred of thousands of Palestinians unarmed got killed every day every moment ... This a lie that I can not accept ... This state should be eradicated from the roots ... It is cancerous state leaving in killing Palestinians and was the origins of hostility in the region ... I think there is no solution better than ending this state or people continue to got killed everyday ... And stop non sense Palestinians are unarmed and if there is Hamas and other militias they have the total right to do what they can do to defend themselves from the terrorist state of Hahoudha
Make it lucid (1 day ago)
just google the word "pallywood" .... and read not its defenition but on different spesific cases of it -- if you do its mind blowing stuff (moving body bags etc)
Make it lucid (1 day ago)
this is sold to world as anti earthquake tables but in israel it is used in schools so children can hide under the school tables from hamas rockets - and also dont belive every "pallywood" lie you read in the media
アルジェリアのモハメッド (5 days ago)
Just like Fukushima ... Hey Japanese instead of thinking about earthquakes you must think about solving suicide ...
ranjeet yadev (6 days ago)
It’s video I wii see and I feel proud because this kind of structure is too much mind blowing created a design
Rash ipad Gamer (6 days ago)
Why do they happend why do they exist to,let us die and suffer can live get any worse
a HSN Siddique (7 days ago)
Tsunami power 1
a HSN Siddique (7 days ago)
This building power is 1
Md Mutahir (8 days ago)
Evey soul will taste death....
Junior (9 days ago)
nothing new, strings? the string may be strong but it connects to the ground, and that's where the earth quake are it's a coffin, a table, and another coffin
thansi kn (11 days ago)
Death will finds u even if u r in a fortified fortress.....
Candlestick Pattern (11 days ago)
They know in heaven everything is free. No desease, not getting old forever, rich...but but they afraid of dying.
Ankit Kumar (12 days ago)
Jo desh parmaanu hamle se ubar sakta hai wo kuch bhi kar sakta hai mujhe trust hai ki ye country is musibat se bhi nipat lega
Asal Khan (14 days ago)
much love from Pakistan for Japan
Asal Khan (14 days ago)
long live Japan Aamin
Jojie Desconte (16 days ago)
Spiderman on Japan, get off your webs
Jan Dom (19 days ago)
Do you want to avoid earthquakes.. just know God. and avoid those nasty idols that you guys worship. Simple and clear
ja da (19 days ago)
rajneesh rana (20 days ago)
4:21 pretty impressive.
dds m0te (21 days ago)
Stil a sink h0le eat it It neds t0 be hang T0 the m0on
People are mean We cannot stop them so I join them (22 days ago)
Made In Japan
Monte Le Gre (23 days ago)
This is my idea of an earthquake/strong wind/flood proof home made from a shipping container. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVcO0DcnzXc&t=45s
Don't Forget The Lyrics (24 days ago)
Those are the gadgets given by doraemon...
davian duncan (24 days ago)
Japanese and Chinese are some brilliant people their smartness is commendable...
sold jund (24 days ago)
coffin bed
sudarshan raja (25 days ago)
Is this safe when earth quake is occurs middle of the building
arjun tt (25 days ago)
What if they got flood,will it resistes that too.
Bun sela Chawan (26 days ago)
Japan human brain 🧠 very smart
Cyumonite (26 days ago)
now we need a tornado and tsunami proof
Pangit Coyoca (27 days ago)
I like the survival capsule how much?
Neko Chan (27 days ago)
Yeah..this is a very good idea..but that's not very cheap
Sudhagani Srikanth98 (29 days ago)
Salute to Japan
iftikhar khattak (29 days ago)
its earthquake resistant buildings not earthquake proof
BHARATH KUMAR N (30 days ago)
Very brilliant idea👍
rauf Casrod (1 month ago)
It's nothing for God...😀
Latha Priya (1 month ago)
Wow super
焼酎甲類 (1 month ago)
john sleeba (1 month ago)
can you get this materials into Kerala pls pls in this condition
Progati Dey (1 month ago)
Japanese had a great brain to wotk in every aspects and their technologies are the best. They are one of the best one in the world
karan sangharia (1 month ago)
Great people make great ideas
Iam Negan (1 month ago)
Bed cannot close without wieght of body. Multiple escape hatches. Duh.
Y麗子 (1 month ago)
Black Pearl (1 month ago)
If it happens, it happens. No one in this world can fight nature. You fight, it means you fight your god! How hard you try to prevent it, one day it will also crash! Human destroy this earth by drilling the ground and mining this earth. Whatever you do, it is our fault!
I love KFC (1 month ago)
That hoverboard idea is mine bro
Evolving civil engineers (1 month ago)
Duke (1 month ago)
"sleek design"
Nilam Wayal (1 month ago)
yaar tumhe itna dimaag kidar see mila
Triplets plus 2 Pantaleon (1 month ago)
Great ideas for every tragedy.. Hope not only in Japan.. Godbless us. And help each other..
BF3 forever Greene (1 month ago)
4:20 the voise sounds like the narrator in that South Park episode on sodasopa
Bread Crumbs Animations (1 month ago)
Big Smoke (1 month ago)
2:57 Who to puts a rock on a roof?
Make it lucid (1 day ago)
that rock represents the roof falling - also this desks are used in schools where there are rockets fired by hamas in their area
Nice Nice (1 month ago)
people long time ago built a small wooden house and still remember when i was small the earthquake swaying our bahay_kubo hahahahahaaa.our kubo_house still standing..the floor of our house made of bamboo only.you are more safety if your house is small and made of wood and nipa and bamboo just like we had before.
Nice Nice (1 month ago)
hmmmm its better to have a nipa house or bahay_kubo for the earthquake....long time ago people built a house made of wood and nipa from the long ang big leaves for the roof...its not dangerous.
Luqmanul The Tuly (1 month ago)
517th Lol
Rashid Ck (1 month ago)
Jappan is perfect
Kayden Modz (1 month ago)
What if the earthquake collapsed everything under it so it just falls in a big hole?
tearoa joseph (1 month ago)
stv fabio (1 month ago)
look like house wooll ...
Doloers Lopez (1 month ago)
I would make an inflatable air bag made out of that indestructible puddy
Sshy shy (1 month ago)
but if it cracks itll just pull it down
Jesus Per (2 months ago)
Your voice is worst than an automated 90’s voice.
Yuvaraj Venay (2 months ago)
We all get these ideas when we suffered from last attacks...but it might be safe for future generations..😀😀
RandomOof .-. (2 months ago)
So would you even feel the earthquake if your inside?
Music is Life (2 months ago)
Wewz if it is an earthquake proof 🌊🌊1 Question It is Tsunami proof??
Hamo Soldier (2 months ago)
I don’t think you can beat Mother Nature. Good luck Japan.
Jonathan Long (2 months ago)
I love the animation.
Kam Khan (2 months ago)
I pray that God protect every1. It's written in QURAN that if Allah is not happy with any nation HE sends earthquake. I pray for everyonez safety
john jahred (2 months ago)
there's no such thing as ''EARTHQUAKE PROOF''
xUSMC1775x (2 months ago)
Lol watch an earthquake stilll take it out
Lalit Sagar (2 months ago)
While Japanese busy in this kind of stuff Indians are busy in temple cow religion !
Make it lucid (1 day ago)
indians are really great in technology and are developing technology all over the world - im not even indian - but as far as tech goes india is advancing very fast - but alreay is doing pretty good and indians as people are impressive all over the world
X T (2 months ago)
But when it snaps it can cut everyone in half
sholehuddin alek (2 months ago)
Gara gara banyak bngt iklan potato di yutub jadi males gw beli kripiknya iklan taikk
Rando Trustnosoul (2 months ago)
What if the earth opened up between the building
LordArioh (2 months ago)
I can tell you, all this is a complete 3D contemporary nonsense. All latest buildings in Japan are made with earthquake proof technology, having strong, yet shock absorbing construction. After last earthquake in Osaka you can see that only rooftops of the old buildings collapsed, while 30-50 floor skyscrapers stood perfectly still. Also they showed on TV how they make it. Expensive for a regular building, but safe for the ones at risk.
Onslaught516 (2 months ago)
So what happens if the foundation caves in during an earthquake, dont think those rods will help
Kiera Bunch (2 months ago)
Superb interligent
Ahmed Hassan (2 months ago)
If you need safe you must become Muslims
alading j (2 months ago)
Who did the earth quake, no answer, no one can stop it, God power is unstoppable
Phoenix Gaming (2 months ago)
Im proud of Japan... -Philippines
Bishal Tamang (2 months ago)
its so amazing technology in Japan love you japan 😘🎌🏯🎌🗾
TTD: Time To Draw (2 months ago)
4:03 Oppa Gangnam Style!!!!!
태태maya (2 months ago)
this is why Japan is different
Vislavath sridhar (2 months ago)
Japan is going to lead the world
Amon Gogoi (2 months ago)
Japan's always best
Komal Raut (2 months ago)
Japan is best country.im from India.
Ariel Littaua (2 months ago)
Japan is very innovative and sagacious👍
Raushan Pandit (2 months ago)
Bensen Jero Adviento (2 months ago)
Skyscrapers are also safe during earthquake.
Bensen Jero Adviento (9 days ago)
Junior dude thats dark
Junior (9 days ago)
+Bensen Jero Adviento it just turn to dust just by getting hit with plane on 9/11. but it's okay if it an earthquake?
TranDomino And TranGaming Tran (1 month ago)
Sharon Yarbrough Japan skyscraper are met to sway
Eric p (1 month ago)
Bensen Jero Adviento (2 months ago)
Sharon Yarbrough Skyscrapers are so complex, it is engineered to last a lot of strong earthquakes. The Buildings may be swaying which is scary but do not worry! The wont break
Krishnanand Azad (2 months ago)
Japanese's motto *never settle*
BROTHERS V (2 months ago)
Hey Indain and this for you https://youtu.be/N628e9f0e1M
Abhi (2 months ago)
Japanese always think out of the box.great
Fide cummver (2 months ago)
They should also build tsunami proof!!
Mr PumperKnuckles (2 months ago)
How can hover tech be powered if it’s electromagnetic power...
om patel (2 months ago)
In the video it has shown the building is leviated by electromagentic ... i want the detail information about that
Ghab Tan (2 months ago)
How do they BREATHE??
snowman 1 (3 months ago)
Mke the capsule float bruh