March 17, 2015 AT 5:00 pm

Earthquake Resistant Architecture Inspired By Soap Bubbles #Biomimicry


Beijings National Aquatic Center was inspired after soap bubbles making it earthquake resistant with each buble acting as a sustainable heating system. via stemplusd

…the Watercube, Beijing’s National Aquatics Center, built for the 2008 Olympic Games. The design is inspired by soap bubbles, which structure is earthquake-resistant. Even if the bubbles are just 0.008 inch thick, they are made of a very strong plastic that ensures strength. There’s more! Each bubble functions as a sustainable heating system: warm air is captured and transferred into the pools.

Read more

Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!

Maker Business — Presentation: Ten Year Futures – Benedict Evans

Wearables — Simulate tattoos

Electronics — Servo Pulses

Biohacking — Nutrigenomics – Personalized Vitamin Supplements Based on DNA

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.