05 Oct '11, 2pm

Floating "Noah's Ark" Capsule Saves Lives In Tsunamis : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Floating "Noah's Ark" Capsule Saves Lives In Tsunamis : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

We have bomb shelters, cellars for when tornadoes hit, houses on stilts for floods... but what do we really have in the case of a tsunami? New Comsopower, a Japanese company, has come up with a novel safety measure for surviving such a disaster. It's called Noah, a capsule that's designed to bob in the water until the contents reach safety. While it's designed for people, could it be possible that this may really act as an ark? Noah is a 4-foot diameter fiberglass capsule that can fit up to four adults. Should an earthquake or tsunami occur, people can escape into the capsule and be protected from whatever is about to go down. The capsule has been tested to withstand quite a beating, and includes a lookout window and breathing holes. It can also be located by rescuers thanks to the bright yellow color -- if rescuers know what to look for. The only thing it doesn't seem to ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/floating-noahs-ar...

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