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Japanese escape pod could save lives in the face of disaster

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Cosmo Power, a small Japanese engineering company, has designed an escape pod that holds up to four adults and floats on water.

As Japan rebuilds after the earthquake and tsunami of March this year, we’ve come across an innovation designed to afford better protection to those standing in the way of a similar disaster. Cosmo Power, a small Japanese engineering company, has designed an escape pod that holds up to four adults and floats on water. With an appearance like an oversized bowling ball, the new “Noah” capsule from Japanese Cosmo Power Co. features a small window and breathing holes on top, according to an AP report. The device floats on water and has reportedly already survived numerous crash tests. Priced at JPY 300,000, the four-person capsules are made from fiber-enforced plastic and are already in great demand. According to reports, Cosmo has delivered two pods so far, and has received orders for 600 more. Pods such as these could one day prove lifesaving; one to help bring to your neck of the woods, or adapt to better deal with different natural disasters? Contact: +81 352411841 Spotted by: Gabriel Vanduinen

Website: www.zibb.jp/electronics/profile/cosmo+power+co.ltd./jp/tokyo/nerima-ku/176-0023/12404187

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