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'Invisibility cloak' could protect against earthquakes
Date:7/20/2009

lenge now is to turn our theories into real applications that can save lives small scale experiments are underway."

Seismic waves also include coupled pressure and shear body waves which are less destructive than surface waves. Sebastien Guenneau and Sasha Movchan at the University of Liverpool, together with Michele Brun at Cagliari University, have designed an 'elastic' cloak to protect against these particularseismic waves and the team is currently seeking a suitable material to accommodate the elastic parameters of the cloak.


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Contact: Kate Spark
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44-151-794-2247
University of Liverpool
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