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French scientists are working on an acoustic earthquake shield Published: April 8, 2014

A group of French scientists has developed a method of shielding cities from the force of an earthquake, and after devastating earthquakes in Chile, the idea is drawing some much-deserved attention, reports The Verge.

It works on the principle of refraction, planting an array of boreholes to redirect the reverberations around the city and into areas where they will do less damage.

If the system works, it could be a new way to shield populated areas from the devastating effects of an earthquake.

H/T: Drudge Report
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