Seismic Invisibility Cloak Could Hide Buildings From Earthquakes

Friday, June 26, 2009 - 15:14 in Earth & Climate

Disaster film director Roland Emmerich must be quaking in his boots knowing that his movies may soon have to be a little less destructive. With the invention of an "invisibility cloak" for buildings, earthquake damage could be significantly minimized. Using a series of concentric rings in the foundation of a building, this "cloak" directs seismic waves around a building, rather than destructively against and through it. read more

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