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Bomb-Proofing Buildings

Rescue workers after a bomb blast

Rescue workers after a bomb blast in southern Thailand. Three bombs exploded in the business district of the city of Yala, with police reporting that the devices had been placed in a car and a motorcycle. Surapan Boonthanom / Reuters / Picture Media\RTR304WS\

By Chengqing Wu

A new form of reinforced concrete that can absorb the blast of an explosion is being developed for use in buildings that can withstand terrorist attacks.

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