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  1. Fun Fact Friday: Earthquake Resistant Buildings

    7 story building shake-table test

    Did you know that Japan (and some other countries) build buildings that are nearly earthquake proof? It’s true! Japan is very prone to earthquakes, so their engineers spend a long time determining how to make structures more resiliant to the effects of plate tectonics. These buildings are designed to move with the force of an […]