Designing a Better Nail

When houses and other wooden buildings collapse in hurricanes and earthquakes, the most common point of failure isn’t the wood, but the nails. Ed Sutt has designed a better nail, which can withstand significantly greater stress than traditional nails, and which adds a mere $15 to the cost of a typical new home.

(Thanks to Chris Pepper.)

β˜… Monday, 27 November 2006

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