It seems like an unlikely collaboration when it comes to earthquakes: the University of Alabama and NASA. After all, NASA is more commonly associated with the space program, and Alabama isn’t an area notorious for recent, devastating seismic activity.
However, NASA is testing what’s known as disruptive tuned mass technology, or DTM for short, when it comes to mitigating a structure’s response to earthquakes. This technology was originally developed to fix a severe vibration issue on a rocket. However, scientists saw that it could have a broader impact. Sources: WIAT CBS 42, NASA, WBRC Fox 6, WCFT ABC 33/40, WVUA 23