New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake

April 5, 2012 by  
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Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Bayer have developed a seismic wallpaper that can hold up building walls during earthquakes. The system, called EQ-Top , is a glass fiber fabric that can help keep mason walls stable. After two years of research and testing, the patented product, which could help keep office buildings and apartments safer during an earthquake, will soon be available for purchase. Read the rest of New EQ-Top Seismic Wallpaper Can Save Lives in an Earthquake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adhesive , Bayer , earthquakes , EQ-top , glass fiber fabric , glass fibers , Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , seismic wallpaper , wallpaper

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The Week in Animal News: Earthquake-Predicting Zoo Animals, GPS-Tracked Trout, and More (Slideshow)

August 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: shannonkringen /Creative Commons It had been over a century since an earthquake last rattled the East Coast, so it’s no surprise that the millions of people who felt the shaking yesterday were caught off guard — but it turns out, as a species, humans may have been the only ones. According to staffers from the National Zoo in Washington D.C., in the minutes leading up to the seismic rumblings dozens of animals began acting strangely, clearly agitated, as if they could sense the quake before it struck. Find out more… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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National Zoo Animals Went Berserk Before Earthquake

August 25, 2011 by  
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Photo: shannonkringen / cc It had been over a century since an earthquake last rattled the East Coast, so it’s no surprise that the millions of people who felt the shaking yesterday were caught off guard — but it turns out, as a species, humans may have been the only ones. According to staffers from the National Zoo in Washington D.C., in the minutes leading up to the seismic rumblings dozens of animals began acting strangely, clearly agitated, as… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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