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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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Jesus Per (2 days ago)
Your voice is worst than an automated 90’s voice.
Yuvaraj Venay (2 days ago)
We all get these ideas when we suffered from last attacks...but it might be safe for future generations..😀😀
Get Pickled (3 days ago)
So would you even feel the earthquake if your inside?
Music is Life (3 days ago)
Wewz if it is an earthquake proof 🌊🌊1 Question It is Tsunami proof??
Hamo Soldier (4 days ago)
I don’t think you can beat Mother Nature. Good luck Japan.
Jonathan Long (4 days ago)
I love the animation.
Kam Khan (4 days 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 (5 days ago)
there's no such thing as ''EARTHQUAKE PROOF''
xUSMC1775x (6 days ago)
Lol watch an earthquake stilll take it out
Lalit Sagar (6 days ago)
While Japanese busy in this kind of stuff Indians are busy in temple cow religion !
X T (7 days ago)
But when it snaps it can cut everyone in half
sholehuddin alek (8 days ago)
Gara gara banyak bngt iklan potato di yutub jadi males gw beli kripiknya iklan taikk
Rando Trustnosoul (8 days ago)
What if the earth opened up between the building
LordArioh (8 days 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 (8 days ago)
So what happens if the foundation caves in during an earthquake, dont think those rods will help
Kiera Bunch (10 days ago)
Superb interligent
Ahmed Hassan (12 days ago)
If you need safe you must become Muslims
alading j (12 days ago)
Who did the earth quake, no answer, no one can stop it, God power is unstoppable
Jeremy Junio (13 days ago)
Im proud of Japan... -Philippines
Bishal Tamang (13 days ago)
its so amazing technology in Japan love you japan 😘🎌🏯🎌🗾
TTD: Time To Draw (13 days ago)
4:03 Oppa Gangnam Style!!!!!
태태maya (13 days ago)
this is why Japan is different
Vislavath sridhar (13 days ago)
Japan is going to lead the world
Amon Gogoi (13 days ago)
Japan's always best
Komal Raut (14 days ago)
Japan is best country.im from India.
Ariel Littaua (14 days ago)
Japan is very innovative and sagacious👍
Raushan Pandit (15 days ago)
Bensen Jero Adviento (17 days ago)
Skyscrapers are also safe during earthquake.
Bensen Jero Adviento (7 days 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
Sharon Yarbrough (7 days ago)
Bensen Jero Adviento isn't it because they sway?
Krishnanand Azad (17 days ago)
Japanese's motto *never settle*
BROTHERS V (17 days ago)
Hey Indain and this for you https://youtu.be/N628e9f0e1M
Abhi (18 days ago)
Japanese always think out of the box.great
Fide cummver (19 days ago)
They should also build tsunami proof!!
Mr PumperKnuckles (19 days ago)
How can hover tech be powered if it’s electromagnetic power...
om patel (20 days ago)
In the video it has shown the building is leviated by electromagentic ... i want the detail information about that
Ghab Tan (26 days ago)
How do they BREATHE??
snowman 1 (1 month ago)
Mke the capsule float bruh
Usman Khan (1 month ago)
They work so much to save their people lives but how can you save ur people from suicide
Jason Harper (1 month ago)
0:13 tennis ball??? LOL
blue orange (1 month ago)
The one thing Japan did good was not open its border for migration, Japan sees no terrorist attacks as muslims are not welcome. Let's adopt Japan model.
SDFG SDFG (1 month ago)
if you are inside the coffin-bed it will be archaeologist who will get you out not the rescuers.
len 114602 (1 month ago)
Can someone tell me why pyramid like structures aren't better for earthquakes?
Jerrin Phox (1 month ago)
At 3:41 what happen if there a power shortage during the earthquake?
Love Momoland (1 month ago)
Love Momoland (1 month ago)
Breaking Toast (1 month ago)
just live in a large ballistic jelly house and shake with the quake
Jayden Richard Dachshund Fan (1 month ago)
Shivnath Banerjee (1 month ago)
Its amazing ..japan higly susceptable foe eartquake but several old temple are maintained by japan
log4john (1 month ago)
The only thing I like about the earthquake proof bed is , If you are dead , you don't need to buy a coffin separately!!
Omisis046 (1 month ago)
The electromagnetic thing is freaky genius.
Lucy Gabar (1 month ago)
Good idea
Jenna G. (1 month ago)
you might want to consider re-naming your video. the title only mentions one of the ideas you shared in this video. you should consider something like "5 Amazing New Inventions to Earthquake-Proof Japan" or "Earthquake-Proof Technology That Could Save Lives".
Ritik kumar gupta (1 month ago)
jicooked (1 month ago)
won't it snap at someone's neck?
obey conform today (1 month ago)
Brings new meaning to "DEATH BED"
The Rage Commenter (1 month ago)
"Sleek design"
trebledc (1 month ago)
The coffin needed to be redesign. I was thinking about that idea including that tsunami capsule, i guess i was outdated.
Nisar Ahmed (1 month ago)
Keep doing but there are uncountable challenges from the god......we can not save them with beds and tables in earthquake there is serials of problems .. we can try...
Mohd. Akram (1 month ago)
Good Thinking. Japan knows the time and cost of the person. I am Indian.
Ujwal Chhetri (4 days ago)
You are dhoti then😂
Ankit Chandola (6 days ago)
DrilRemover you got issues
DrilRemover (12 days ago)
Ganesh Kokate (1 month ago)
Great project protect for earthquake
Geordo1960 (1 month ago)
This seems as though it would be effective in hurricane force winds as well. I wonder too if a tornado strike would Leave it less damaged then a traditional structure?
Shees Galib (1 month ago)
Allah k marzi k age kuch b thik nhi sakta
Shivam Gupta (1 month ago)
when earthquake comes dont run outside, dont hide below the table. What benefit it will do to you. All is allahs doing.
Jandemo Lotha (1 month ago)
Why built building in earthquake zone
dat russian (1 month ago)
3:12 this rock could destroy that table its so huge 3:30 nevermind
Punjab gamer (1 month ago)
Suha Nafsi (1 month ago)
While others countries are talking Japan is silently working.
SHOHAG KHAN (1 month ago)
PAWAN SINGH (1 month ago)
india stands no where in front of japan technology due to our corrupt politicians.
PAWAN SINGH (2 months ago)
japan is developing day by day because there is no corrupt politicians as in india .
Sourab Deb (2 months ago)
Too costly
win2888 (2 months ago)
Look awful imagine this design any where
Mysterious File (2 months ago)
Lots suspension cable there it seems lack of space
Jolly Ngairangbam (2 months ago)
No one can proof earthquake .Change your title to earthquake resistant
Bathroom Singer (2 months ago)
All for rich people
YoutubeFUN (2 months ago)
nothing can survive when the earthquake comes to destroy
Retarded Noob (2 months ago)
Dilly Dally (2 months ago)
What school has rocks up in the ceiling ready to squash kids?
vivek kumar (2 months ago)
full tech
Gopal Shen (2 months ago)
John Smith (2 months ago)
Israel is a war machine it only invents destruction.
TG professional (2 months ago)
This us only for rich people
Lyre Burch (2 months ago)
lol and what do you do if the ground splits as it is known to do at times.
Justin Illhardt (2 months ago)
How u test it
FBI (2 months ago)
60 minutes air? bring an extra oxygen tank instead
kris germany (2 months ago)
one of the oldest temples in Japan that survived like a lot of earthquakes needs now reinforcing?
23is Back (2 months ago)
But does it work?
Dank Buds (2 months ago)
This video is over at 1:06.. Domt waste the other 5 mins
Saad Ali (2 months ago)
when time comes where ever you hide you have to go
Boyina Praveen (2 months ago)
Nice technology
J. M. Pérez (2 months ago)
I know some people who would be decapitated by that bed lol
silent watcher (3 months ago)
Did you study seismic design? Earthquake proof only to a certain limit. Beyond the limit ,only the heaven knows what can happen to that man made building.
Kristhel Herrz (3 months ago)
Wow :O !!
omar djazayer (3 months ago)
israelis saving lifes ? hhhhhhh its a joke yes? what about palestinian people
Shwetha Shwe (3 months ago)
Alex Homer (3 months ago)
and there should be some sort of flotation for that tsunami capsule, like a chamber in between the inside and outside full of a non flammable gas like helium or something, or at least aluminum foam to give it strength AND the ability to float...because reserve air or not, you only got so much air in a tank, and you have no clue how long it will take for you to be found especially if submerged, let alone how long it'll take the water to recede, or if something pins your little pod shut with no way to allow it to breath...what if you're covered in sediment that the flood washing in?....that's a bunch of deadweight multi person sphere caskets...without the ability to stay on top of the water..
Pervy Sage (8 days ago)
Alex Homer thought so, maybe a lever or anything that disconnects the pod from an anchor to the ground after the impact haha
BTS Kookie (3 months ago)
i want to make my home fly ._.
XCM2 JI (3 months ago)
That was quake and nobody got awake
Atri Dasgupta (3 months ago)
So why won't anyone use them?
lovely bacha (3 months ago)
This building is also going to destroy like Titanic .. No one can compete the nature
Professional Commenter (3 months ago)
The table actually looks promising.
Jesus AS Is Coming Mehdi AS is Coming (3 months ago)
We should learn from tree.