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80 Incredible Earthquake Innovations

A Collection Inspired by the New Zealand Earthquake

— February 22, 2011 — Art & Design
Frantic rescue efforts are underway, as a massive New Zealand earthquake rocked the country. The 6.5 magnitude quake hit its second-biggest city of Christchurch, trapping scores of people inside collapsed buildings and causing a tragic death toll.

It is the second quake to hit the region in five months, sending it into a state of emergency. This collection of incredible innovations, inspired by the New Zealand earthquake, have all been designed to ensure public safety and aid in relief when faced with such a heartbreaking disaster.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Twitterific Disaster Relief
Twitterific Disaster Relief
Twitter Providing Support Makes for Speedy Survival
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Unusual Canine Cops
Unusual Canine Cops
Momo the Chihuahua Joins the Police Force in Japan
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78
Reminiscent Tremor Tees
Reminiscent Tremor Tees
These Earthquake Survival T-Shirts are Cute for All Ages
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77
7 Year Old Saviors
7 Year Old Saviors
English Tike Charlie Simpson Raises Over $100,000 for Haiti
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76
Earthquake-Aiding Vampires
Earthquake-Aiding Vampires
The New Novel by Stephenie Meyer Will Provide Disaster Relief
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75
Kicks That Give Back
Kicks That Give Back
The Soles4souls Relieve Haiti Earthquake Victims
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74
Missing Person Apps
Missing Person Apps
The Haiti Earthquake Support Center Finds Loved Ones via Crowdsourcing
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73
Solar Powered Bibles
Solar Powered Bibles
The 'Faith Comes by Hearing' Earthquake Aid is Not as Good as Food
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72
Gravity-Sensitive Science
Gravity-Sensitive Science
Space Satellite Produces World's First-Ever Gravity Field Map
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71
Haitian Help Shirts
Haitian Help Shirts
The Undrcrwn Assist Haiti Tee Contributes to the Recovery Effort
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70
Earthquake-Detecting PC Mods
Earthquake-Detecting PC Mods
The Quake Catcher Network Turns Laptops Into Seismometers (UPDATE)
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69
Activist Sportscars
Activist Sportscars
Lotus Evora Naomi Haiti Special Edition Raises Funds for Earthquake Victims
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68
Tough Aiding Vehicles
Tough Aiding Vehicles
The Hummer Angel H1 Will Provide Assistance in a Crisis-Hit Area
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67
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
NASA's Disaster Avoidance Plan
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66
Charitable Earthquake Anthems
Charitable Earthquake Anthems
Rihanna, Jay-Z and Bono Perform 'Stranded' at Hope for Haiti Now
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65
Rocking Time-Tellers
Rocking Time-Tellers
The Octopus Clock is Designed to Shake, Rattle and Roll
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64
Earthquake-Aiding Celebs
Earthquake-Aiding Celebs
George Clooney, Head Organizer of 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon
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63
Rocking Light Fixtures
Rocking Light Fixtures
The Roly-Poly Lamp Will Wobble But Won't Fall Down
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62
Earthquake Tourism Games
Earthquake Tourism Games
Laser Taggers Play Around Destroyed Homes in China
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61
Breast-Feeding Disaster Victims
Breast-Feeding Disaster Victims
The Haiti International Breast Milk Project Nourishes Sick Babies
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60
Global Awareness Photography
Global Awareness Photography
Romain Philippon Compares and Contrasts Different Worlds
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59
Earthquake Relief Tees
Earthquake Relief Tees
100% of Haitian Jack Profits Will Be Donated to the Yele Fund
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58
Calling Earthquakes Acts of Karma
Calling Earthquakes Acts of Karma
Sharon Stone Calls China Disaster Payback
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57
Disaster Discovery Devices
Disaster Discovery Devices
The J T Engineering College 'Earthquake Detector Robot'
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56
Earthquake Warnings Via Cell Phone
Earthquake Warnings Via Cell Phone
Japan's Mobile Safety
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55
Recycled Charity Bracelets
Recycled Charity Bracelets
The 'Choose Haiti' Initiative Raises Money for Earthquake Survivors
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54
Pandas for Tragedy Relief
Pandas for Tragedy Relief
YOKA SC for China Earthquake
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53
Behemoth Easter Eggs
Behemoth Easter Eggs
Dark Chocolate Monster Egg Chunks Sold to Benefit Earthquake Survivors
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52
Accidental Earthquake Coverage
Accidental Earthquake Coverage
Judge Judy Caught Mid-Quake
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51
Celebrity Crafters
Celebrity Crafters
The 'Crafts for a Cause' Auction Teams Celebrities and Crafts
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50
Racy Runway Fundraisers
Racy Runway Fundraisers
The Fashion for Relief Haiti Charity Show at Somerset House
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49
Threaded Train Tracks
Threaded Train Tracks
Anatoly Unitsky's String Transport System Uses Suspended Steel Wires
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48
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Earthquake Rescue Apparel
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47
Pre-Disaster Home Design
Pre-Disaster Home Design
Sandbags for Seating
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46
Controversial Earthquake Fashion Photos
Controversial Earthquake Fashion Photos
Chinese Magazine Closed After Racy Rubble Pics
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45
Frothy Architecture
Frothy Architecture
The Bubble Skyscraper is Inspired by Tehran's Soapy Shoreline
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44
Home Richter Scale
Home Richter Scale
GraGraph For Earthquakes
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43
Seismic Superstructures
Seismic Superstructures
The Sabiha Gokcen International Airport Can Withstand Severe Earthquakes
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42
Exposing Humanity Through Photos
Exposing Humanity Through Photos
Images of China's Earthquake
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41
Radical Rescue Gliders
Radical Rescue Gliders
Thees 'Swarming Micro Air' Vehicles are Lines of Vision in Disasters
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40
Life-Saving Robots
Life-Saving Robots
Robocue Comes to the Rescue Where Humans Hesitate to Go
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39
Protective Resting Spaces
Protective Resting Spaces
This Earthquake-Proof Bed Turns into a Strongbox Upon Threats
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38
Earthquake Aid Paintings
Earthquake Aid Paintings
The ‘Help Haiti' Artwork Fundraiser
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37
Gameboards for Extreme Conditions
Gameboards for Extreme Conditions
New Wave Chess & Checkers
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36
Self-Healing Mini Robots
Self-Healing Mini Robots
EU Symbrion Program
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35
Collapsible Earthquake Helmet
Collapsible Earthquake Helmet
Tatamet
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34
Cocooned Architecture
Cocooned Architecture
The Nested Skyscraper is the World's Strongest Building
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33
Bronzed Boulder Houses
Bronzed Boulder Houses
San Bernardino Home is Built Into a Faux Rock Structure
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32
Post-Earthquake Photo Essays
Post-Earthquake Photo Essays
Jeremy Cowart's 'Voices of Haiti' is Absolutely Powerful
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31
$6 Survival Gadgets
$6 Survival Gadgets
The Heatsheets Blanket
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30
Tool-Free Flat-Pack Furniture
Tool-Free Flat-Pack Furniture
uGo Furniture is Portable, Practical, Affordable & Green
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29
Recycled Rubber Pillars
Recycled Rubber Pillars
Re-Tread Creates Rubber Logs Used for Re-Building
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28
Sturdy Green Housing
Sturdy Green Housing
Sustainable Straw Bales Survive Earthquake Test
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27
Voluntourism
Voluntourism
Volunteerism + Tourism
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26
Earthquake Predictions
Earthquake Predictions
Great Southern California Shake-Out
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25
Floating Recovery Cities
Floating Recovery Cities
Harvest City is Designed to Get Haiti Back Up and Running
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24
Flying Emergency Vehicles
Flying Emergency Vehicles
Sasank Gopinathan's SRV-P1 is an Eco-Friendly Rescue Car
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23
Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
This Design Against the Elements Submission is Built for the Worst
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22
Seismic Honeycomb Structures
Seismic Honeycomb Structures
The OFIS Architecture ‘All-Seasons Tent Tower' is Quake-R
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21
Homes of the Future
Homes of the Future
Self-Healing, Earthquake Proof + Homes Built From Trash
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20
Snail-Shaped Residences
Snail-Shaped Residences
The Nautilus by Javier Senosiain is a Small But Fascinating Space
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19
Hand Crank Cell Phone Chargers
Hand Crank Cell Phone Chargers
Must-Haves in Earthquake Prone Areas
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18
Earthquake-Proof Furniture
Earthquake-Proof Furniture
‘Life Desk' by Haishan Deng May Save Lives
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17
Fashion That Transforms Into Tents
Fashion That Transforms Into Tents
IZAT Clothing-to-Shelter
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16
Life-Sized Paper Houses
Life-Sized Paper Houses
Chinese Architect Responds to Sichuan Earthquake
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15
Twitpics as News
Twitpics as News
Haiti Earthquake Pictures Hit Twitter Before Traditional News
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14
Termite-Inspired Mega Buildings
Termite-Inspired Mega Buildings
Ultima Tower
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13
Charitable iPhone Cases
Charitable iPhone Cases
Uncommon Does Their Part in Fundraising for Haiti
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12
Charitable Corsets
Charitable Corsets
Lady Gaga Auctions Costume for Haiti
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11
Optical Illusion Advertising
Optical Illusion Advertising
The Red Cross 'Transparent Billboard' Bears Destruction
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10
Sheltering Door Frames
Sheltering Door Frames
Younghwa Lee Designs a Door that Shields Against Earthquake Debris
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9
Disaster Housing Designs
Disaster Housing Designs
The Octagon Post-Earthquake House
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8
Origami Exo Homes
Origami Exo Homes
Foldable Bamboo Green Huts
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7
Earthquake-Resistant Tire Homes
Earthquake-Resistant Tire Homes
The Michael Reynolds Earthship Biotecture for Haiti
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6
Earthquake Weddings
Earthquake Weddings
Photos in the Wake of the China Quake
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5
Eco-Friendly Dome Homes
Eco-Friendly Dome Homes
Solaleya House Spins to Maximize Sunlight
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4
Organic Waste Innovations
Organic Waste Innovations
'Stak Block' is as Strong as Brick and Made From Rice Straw
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3
Fab Festive Underwear
Fab Festive Underwear
Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Winter Lights Collection
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2
Honeycomb Housing
Honeycomb Housing
Recycled Paper SwissCell Panels Will Provide Shelter for Haitians
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1
Modular Igloos
Modular Igloos
Styrofoam Dome Houses
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