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Earthquake-proof table uses geometry to save lives

4 Jul 2013, CNN

'The earthquake-proof table started when I was a student in industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem,' told co-inventor Arthur Brutter to CNN. "At the beginning I wanted a solution to help in natural disasters ... I looked at pictures of a school that was crushed in the earthquake in Haiti and they really shocked me...


Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Wildfire 2010 20,022
Flood 1998 1,000
Storm 2000 410
Wildfire 1995 240
Epidemic 2000 139
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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