Study: Cloaking could protect buildings from damage

08/21/2009 | Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

A method for cloaking submarines and aircraft to make them "invisible" to radar and other detection methods could also protect buildings and oil rigs from tsunamis and other natural disasters, according to a study by researchers at the University of Utah. With the cloaking method, large vibrations are generated "from sources outside the building to counter the main destructive waves of an earthquake," said Graeme Milton, a professor of mathematics who helped write the study.

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