A relatively simple technology originally developed to smooth potentially dangerous vibrations in the defunct Ares I crew launch vehicle is finding its way into the wider world as a way to steady buildings, aircraft, ships and other structures reacting to winds, waves and even earthquakes. The passive technology, which uses the weight of a liquid coupled to a structure to dampen shaking, swaying, fluttering and other oscillations, might be able to help prevent future nuclear-plant ...


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