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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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Judy G. (4 days ago)
Earthquake bed... will it turn into a boat in a tsunami?
Theodore Vegh (4 days ago)
Japan knowk
Joy Joy (17 days ago)
It's not the earthquake. It's the tsuna- mmii
Angadh Rai (17 days ago)
_Your voice is extremely annoying. Just saying._
Eric jude Gundayao (17 days ago)
I love japan.. Panasonic...
thatisjake (22 days ago)
0:54 looks like saran wrap.
bratha nice (23 days ago)
Great, now we shall have hover houses.. May ya'll have hoverable day
Gamer Hub (24 days ago)
What if quake turn outs the cables...??
Phantasmen_ (29 days ago)
this is most likely to be fake. Japan is very advanced when it comes to architecture so they don't need stuff like this. the do other things like making the buildings flexible so they can actually just move along.
KRUNAL SHAH (1 month ago)
They learn from our Indian 🇮🇳 old science
Fr0St_Dracex (1 month ago)
*Earthquake leaves chat* *Enter chat tsunami*
Sunil Kumar (1 month ago)
Nice idea but I think this is not looking good Japan and even India can make it better if you can then you can do it l, it is very important.... request to everyone...
#taraping (1 month ago)
Curse of sorrow (1 month ago)
So giant boulders will fall from the ceiling during an earthquake?
Will Will (1 month ago)
if ground beak up. the weirs cannot hold buiding
Manithoi Nepram (1 month ago)
Japan's good talent & idea
Risma Riantina (1 month ago)
4.30 gila bgtt gokilllll jenius
Aldrin Michael (1 month ago)
Moving In there would be Like Tripping Every Step
Aram L (2 months ago)
All those inventions, i am sure, have verybig price. 85% of people wont be able to buy them
Zen (2 months ago)
God these comments here must be paid by their government or something
LyesergicBrainwave (2 months ago)
What if the fault shift happening is right under the building?
Firoz Khan (2 months ago)
Neclure BOM BLAST TESTING side effects in Japan earth quake neclure BOM BLASTED side effects on Japan
Ryan T (2 months ago)
There are much better technologies already in use, e.g. base isolation, braces with viscous dampers, and tuned mass dampers. So it seems more like an architectural feature than something worth implementing.
Azamat Myrzaly (2 months ago)
Хуй его знает ребята. Мы просто встаем в дверной проем
himanshu anna thakur (2 months ago)
Japanese are intelligent respect from india
Multi Omega (3 months ago)
90% of these ideas are absurd
HeadWrinkle (3 months ago)
charlie preston (3 months ago)
I can not believe this to be true. Simply not going to work.
Azeej Md (3 months ago)
Super video and a ideas I like this ideas
Cory Thomas (3 months ago)
I thought the building was plastic wraped
jonldavis (3 months ago)
where do I get a hover house?
Natalie Quijada (3 months ago)
Jesus is in control ,.......
Mumtahina Nusaiba (3 months ago)
4:06 *that's exactly how my legs shake when I give speech in front of the whole class*
Anau Naga (3 months ago)
it is draped all around the structuuuuuure anyone else notice how he lengthens the last syllable of some of his words
Navraj Singh (3 months ago)
Graphene will take over and will help in these designs..
Pl ox (3 months ago)
the bed is an instant coffin
Sebastián Estrada (3 months ago)
Lucas Fernandez De Garayalde Martin (3 months ago)
hi random and strange people i dont lke you
MORTAL KOMBAT (3 months ago)
World War II is back
damachine3 (3 months ago)
It will help in most scenarios but will do nothing if the ground itself ruptures.
Sabina's Channel (4 months ago)
I just can't stand the way they WASTE their money, while the kids in Africa die of hunger That's the reason why I HATE Japan It would be cheeper to let let the building collapse and then rebuild it Their buildings resist even to a 12-13 earthquake, but many people in Japan are homeless because the appartaments are so expensive, and they have very little salary because politicians JUST THROW COUNTRY'S MONEY ON THE DRAIN Plus however would japanese build them, anyway they won't resist ♾♾♾♾ The fact is that nature will always be stronger than some guys So you Japanese stop playing with fire cause you will be burn very badly (Sorry if my English is bad)
Mas Pras Channel (4 months ago)
When humans "challenges" the nature, lets see something like 2011.
carlodeth besmonte (4 months ago)
what happen when the base that holding the cable snaps? that cable will be a whipped lash.well earth quake... earth... quake..
Wilson raj (4 months ago)
Japan have lot of experience about earthquakes really Japan people very heard workers
Mukundakumar Karunaimalai (4 months ago)
EARTHQUAKE is due to high calcium soil, Rock, Mountain dissolve with high calcium soil https://youtu.be/LzqVw3H3U2c https://youtu.be/eZ5EkmikHoE
BKF Voice (4 months ago)
🇪‌🇦‌🇷‌🇹‌🇭‌🇶‌🇺‌🇦‌🇰‌🇪‌  🇵‌🇷‌🇴‌🇴‌🇫‌"" How funny
BKF Voice (4 months ago)
J Chan Tack (4 months ago)
I feel like I'd have a heart attack if my house just started to float
iOSProHacker (4 months ago)
Scientists are destroying the nature and now they are challenging the nature. Remember that no one can challenge the nature as einstien said that every action has a reaction so stop destroying the nature otherwise nature will destroy you.
A.R Shoot (4 months ago)
Earthquake proof? Dont make god angry with you and destroy the whole japan lol god can do anything he wants.
BBH 25 (4 months ago)
Is this Doflamingo power?
arif hossain (4 months ago)
thats why i love japan
B.N.Soil.& Survey (4 months ago)
The proposed earthquake proof system is not convenient at all.
Shaik Khaja moinuddin (4 months ago)
Nothing can't stop & no one can stop. If ALLAH want to destroy any thing.
Tumpal Sitorus (4 months ago)
Search rumah gadang
Heryanto Tanukusuma (4 months ago)
Liquifaction issue remains unanswered
Aqib Khan (4 months ago)
No good technology because... earthquake.....
PUB SORTS (4 months ago)
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 What a technology.....just check indian temple (thanjavur periya kovil) in tamil nadu state which constructed in 14th century still. Not yet moved 1 degree 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😉😉😉😉😖😖😖
Putera Usman (4 months ago)
These what i called "bullshitoo technologies"
eva eyez (4 months ago)
Jin (4 months ago)
Earthquake proof bed is a joke. It’s supposed to protect you from falling debris or even in the case your house falls down? Well where then will all the rubble fall? Around your makeshift coffin. I’d rather be crushed in an instant than stuck in a box till I die of starvation or run out of air.
Abdul Razak Khalid Nasor (4 months ago)
The best proof is to avoid sins this days human makes a lot of sins
James L (4 months ago)
Japanese plastic cable...This is one design use for couple of buildings, that absolutely is Not mass applicable... A fad soon to pass
Ristube (4 months ago)
The earthquake bed is perfect when they dig your corpse out, or when they figure out how to open it, either from you or the outside.
Megara (4 months ago)
You don’t get out it’s a permanent ⚰️
More Locations (4 months ago)
Good innovation 👍
Helbert Remo (4 months ago)
The bed earthquake proof was invented because their buildings are china made?
Murali Jnani Mechanical (4 months ago)
Mr. Buck (4 months ago)
DJI Osmo and Zhiyun smooth should build a Giant Gimbal for a house
AlexSeadanya (3 months ago)
All of them is made in china....ahhahaa
Mira Kerr (4 months ago)
This is why i love Japan
Joshua Joute (4 months ago)
make out in the earthquake bed 😀😀😀
M. Rymbai (4 months ago)
Rafli 2916 (4 months ago)
palestine good
surendra lal (4 months ago)
Japan rocks
Anime Sekai (4 months ago)
Easy way.. just call "doflaminggo"
Lianne Garcia Legasto (4 months ago)
Olá , por favor , coloque legenda em português?... Obrigada
The Chinese man created a coffin
Ben Tennyson lotha (4 months ago)
Any one from India hit like button
Ben Tennyson lotha (4 months ago)
+I love Northeast sumer Talang well north east guy chatting with north east girl . . What a coincidence 😁😁
I love Northeast sumer Talang (4 months ago)
Well you r different 😁
Ben Tennyson lotha (4 months ago)
+I love Northeast sumer Talang I'm just trying to be different loo😂😂😂
I love Northeast sumer Talang (4 months ago)
Wat it has nothing to do with this video 🙄
Virtualy frf (4 months ago)
Timisa Paulinah (4 months ago)
Congratulations!!!!!! Well done
Aru Mugam (4 months ago)
அருமையான டீசைன்
Dok Smislim (4 months ago)
We say in Serbia, Japanese are Martians, not humans ! We mean that people in Japan are examples of how people should be. I am so glad that Japan and Serbia are in perfect relations. This building is awesome!
Dinesh M (4 months ago)
Hey it's 1005years old idea Tanjor big temple Tamilnadu from India already use
Ottoman (4 months ago)
Suprised Israel has done something that saves lives for once.
aju ajmal Best (4 months ago)
Nice idea
King Bob (4 months ago)
what if the tsunami castle doesn't flood and it stuck under the water 4ever.
Loebane (4 months ago)
2:35 Shield your head with something soft, like a child.
Medlock Jodengrad (4 months ago)
Does the bed even good if you cant breathe inside it once the roof of the house has collapsed?
Medlock Jodengrad (4 months ago)
I think making a roof for a bed is better????
Kadrian (4 months ago)
Japan has the latest technology of all the countries. I cant believe 0_0
Syed Shoaib (4 months ago)
nature ke samne achhe achhe ko ghutne tekna padte hai.. china kis khet ki muli hai
BaruaKapitalis (5 months ago)
1:26 iCoffin/iCasket
X Z (5 months ago)
Noshad Ulfat (5 months ago)
Hey anyone remember titanic
Noshad Ulfat (5 months ago)
Im just gonna hahahahahahhahahahahah we'll see if those wires can handle an earthquake
アルジェリアのモハメッド (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 (5 months 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 months ago)
Just like Fukushima ... Hey Japanese instead of thinking about earthquakes you must think about solving suicide ...
ranjeet yadev (5 months 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 (5 months ago)
Why do they happend why do they exist to,let us die and suffer can live get any worse