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Tsunami Inspires New Ways to Build Homes

Tsunami Inspires New Ways to Build Homes

The December 2005 Tsunami that ravaged Asia and Africa has made people realize that many structures didn’t stand a chance against the force of the waves. One of those people has been working hard to do something about it. Carlo Ratti, who teaches at MIT, saw the natural disaster first hand while staying in Sri Lanka. When he returned home, he was determinded to develop housing that would withstand a tsunami. He and other researchers studied which buildings survived and…

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