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Stanford engineers build an earthquake-resistant house

by Brad

Stanford engineers build an earthquake-resistant house


Twenty-five years after the Loma Prieta earthquake, a Stanford team develops inexpensive design modifications that could be incorporated into new homes. By outfitting their boxy, two-story house on sliding isolators so it skated along the trembling ground and including extra-strength walls, they created a home that could replace the need for residential earthquake insurance.