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Engineering wackiness

07/15/08 | by Adam | Categories: Technology

Link: http://gizmodo.com/5019046/how-a-730+ton-ball-kept-the-second-tallest-building-from-falling-during-the-chinese-earthquake

Example of why Adam isn't a structural engineer: I would never have thought that sticking a 730 tonne pendulum was a great way of preventing a tall building from collapsing in an earthquake.

 

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