One for defense

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Tue Nov 13 2001 - 19:11:58 MST

Building Attack-Proof Buildings,1282,48286,00.html

An idea for protecting buildings from catastrophic collisions by
coating them with granular materials, more or less. Punch a bag
of sand, what happens? Not much. Also possibly useful for minimizing
earthquake damage (an evolution of shockcrete?) and protecting
spacecraft from meteorites(!).

  Mike Linksvayer

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