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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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Multi Omega (4 hours ago)
90% of these ideas are absurd
HeadWrinkle (4 days ago)
#FloatingHouses
charlie preston (4 days ago)
I can not believe this to be true. Simply not going to work.
Azeej Md (5 days ago)
Super video and a ideas I like this ideas
Cory Thomas (6 days ago)
I thought the building was plastic wraped
jonldavis (8 days ago)
where do I get a hover house?
Natalie Quijada (9 days ago)
Jesus is in control ,.......
Mumtahina Nusaiba (15 days ago)
4:06 *that's exactly how my legs shake when I give speech in front of the whole class*
Anau Naga (16 days ago)
it is draped all around the structuuuuuure anyone else notice how he lengthens the last syllable of some of his words
Navraj Singh (18 days ago)
Graphene will take over and will help in these designs..
Pl ox (18 days ago)
the bed is an instant coffin
Sebastián Estrada (19 days ago)
Horrible
Lucas Fernandez De Garayalde Martin (19 days ago)
hi random and strange people i dont lke you
mike liburd (26 days ago)
World War II is back
damachine3 (28 days ago)
It will help in most scenarios but will do nothing if the ground itself ruptures.
Sabina's Channel (30 days 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 (30 days ago)
When humans "challenges" the nature, lets see something like 2011.
carlodeth besmonte (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Japan have lot of experience about earthquakes really Japan people very heard workers
Mukundakumar Karunaimalai (1 month ago)
EARTHQUAKE is due to high calcium soil, Rock, Mountain dissolve with high calcium soil https://youtu.be/LzqVw3H3U2c https://youtu.be/eZ5EkmikHoE
BEJOY KHAN FARHAD (1 month ago)
🇪‌🇦‌🇷‌🇹‌🇭‌🇶‌🇺‌🇦‌🇰‌🇪‌  🇵‌🇷‌🇴‌🇴‌🇫‌"" How funny
BEJOY KHAN FARHAD (1 month ago)
hehehe
J Chan Tack (1 month ago)
I feel like I'd have a heart attack if my house just started to float
iOSProHacker (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Earthquake proof? Dont make god angry with you and destroy the whole japan lol god can do anything he wants.
BBH 25 (1 month ago)
Is this Doflamingo power?
arif hossain (1 month ago)
thats why i love japan
B.N.Soil.& Survey (1 month ago)
The proposed earthquake proof system is not convenient at all.
Shaik Khaja moinuddin (1 month ago)
Nothing can't stop & no one can stop. If ALLAH want to destroy any thing.
Tumpal Sitorus (1 month ago)
Search rumah gadang
Heryanto Tanukusuma (1 month ago)
Liquifaction issue remains unanswered
Aqib Khan (1 month ago)
No good technology because... earthquake.....
WisDom InFiniTy (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
These what i called "bullshitoo technologies"
eva eyez (1 month ago)
horrific
Jin (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
The best proof is to avoid sins this days human makes a lot of sins
James L (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
You don’t get out it’s a permanent ⚰️
More Locations (1 month ago)
Good innovation 👍
Helbert Remo (1 month ago)
The bed earthquake proof was invented because their buildings are china made?
Murali Jnani Mechanical (1 month ago)
Superbbbb
Mr. Buck (1 month ago)
DJI Osmo and Zhiyun smooth should build a Giant Gimbal for a house
AlexSeadanya (23 days ago)
All of them is made in china....ahhahaa
Manikanta Physics (1 month ago)
Only for rich people, what about poor people
Mira Kerr (1 month ago)
This is why i love Japan
Joshua Joute (1 month ago)
make out in the earthquake bed 😀😀😀
M. Rymbai (1 month ago)
Good,
R Ilham (1 month ago)
palestine good
surendra lal (1 month ago)
Japan rocks
Anime Sekai (1 month ago)
Easy way.. just call "doflaminggo"
Lian_ L (1 month ago)
Wow😮👍💯
ANNA AYISH - DIFERENTE FASES (1 month ago)
Olá , por favor , coloque legenda em português?... Obrigada
RAVINDRAN SUBURAMINAM (1 month ago)
The Chinese man created a coffin
Benthungo L Odyuo (1 month ago)
Any one from India hit like button
Benthungo L Odyuo (1 month ago)
+I love Northeast sumer Talang well north east guy chatting with north east girl . . What a coincidence 😁😁
I love Northeast sumer Talang (1 month ago)
Well you r different 😁
Benthungo L Odyuo (1 month ago)
+I love Northeast sumer Talang I'm just trying to be different loo😂😂😂
I love Northeast sumer Talang (1 month ago)
Wat it has nothing to do with this video 🙄
Virtualy frf (1 month ago)
Booooo
Timisa Paulinah (1 month ago)
Congratulations!!!!!! Well done
Aru Mugam (1 month ago)
அருமையான டீசைன்
Dok Smislim (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Hey it's 1005years old idea Tanjor big temple Tamilnadu from India already use
Ottoman (1 month ago)
Suprised Israel has done something that saves lives for once.
aju ajmal Best (1 month ago)
Nice idea
King Bob (1 month ago)
what if the tsunami castle doesn't flood and it stuck under the water 4ever.
Loebane (1 month ago)
2:35 Shield your head with something soft, like a child.
Medlock Jodengrad (1 month ago)
Does the bed even good if you cant breathe inside it once the roof of the house has collapsed?
Medlock Jodengrad (1 month ago)
I think making a roof for a bed is better????
Kadrian - Yo Boi (1 month ago)
Japan has the latest technology of all the countries. I cant believe 0_0
Syed Shoaib (1 month ago)
nature ke samne achhe achhe ko ghutne tekna padte hai.. china kis khet ki muli hai
BaruaKapitalis (2 months ago)
1:26 iCoffin/iCasket
Red David (2 months ago)
中国はシェルターベットとか頑丈な机に力いれるんじゃなくて、ちゃんと建築基準法を守って崩れない家を作ればいいじゃん笑
Noshad Ulfat (2 months ago)
Hey anyone remember titanic
Noshad Ulfat (2 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 (2 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 (1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 (2 months ago)
Just like Fukushima ... Hey Japanese instead of thinking about earthquakes you must think about solving suicide ...
ranjeet yadev (2 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 (2 months ago)
Why do they happend why do they exist to,let us die and suffer can live get any worse
a HSN Siddique (2 months ago)
Tsunami power 1
a HSN Siddique (2 months ago)
This building power is 1
Md Mutahir (2 months ago)
Evey soul will taste death....
Junior (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Death will finds u even if u r in a fortified fortress.....
Ankit Kumar (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
much love from Pakistan for Japan
Asal Khan (2 months ago)
long live Japan Aamin
Jojie Desconte (2 months ago)
Spiderman on Japan, get off your webs
Jan Dom (2 months ago)
Do you want to avoid earthquakes.. just know God. and avoid those nasty idols that you guys worship. Simple and clear
ja da (2 months ago)
日本の建築基準を中国なんかと比較しないで下さい。日本は人命第一です!
rajneesh rana (2 months ago)
4:21 pretty impressive.
dds m0te (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Made In Japan
Monte Le Gre (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Those are the gadgets given by doraemon...
davian duncan (2 months ago)
Japanese and Chinese are some brilliant people their smartness is commendable...
sudarshan raja (2 months ago)
Is this safe when earth quake is occurs middle of the building
arjun tt (2 months ago)
What if they got flood,will it resistes that too.
Chanthy Yan (2 months ago)
Japan human brain 🧠 very smart
Cyumonite (2 months ago)
now we need a tornado and tsunami proof
Pangit Coyoca (2 months ago)
I like the survival capsule how much?
Neko Chan (2 months ago)
Yeah..this is a very good idea..but that's not very cheap
Sudhagani Srikanth98 (2 months ago)
Salute to Japan
iftikhar khattak (2 months ago)
its earthquake resistant buildings not earthquake proof