Wicked Chinchilla: Holding back pressurized water is one thing. I wonder if it will stop storm surge which is lots of water, moving quickly, filled with lots of junk.Cool idea though, but I would want to see test data first before major investment...
aninconvenienterection: It is just me, or is this idea laughable. Trying to keep water from flooding an underground maze of interconnected tunnels, each with countless access hatches, leaks, sub-tunnels, etc is pretty much the definition of a fool's errand.Trying to secure one particular tunnel from a potential gas leak or airborne radioactive material like from a dirty bomb is one thing, trying to keep an entire subway system from flooding is quite another.But what do I know.
Thisbymaster: How do the plugs deal with non circular openings, like subway stations.
gopher321: Ha! It looks like a giant suppository.
dittybopper: Thisbymaster: How do the plugs deal with non circular openings, like subway stations.By expanding.Put a balloon in a square opening, and inflate it. See what happens.
Enemabag Jones: /I think this was designed in Japan.
mudpants: Lock the barndoor after the horse escapes? Kinda too late ain't it?
vudukungfu: Next, government funding will be used to develop barn doors for people who have lost horses.
Bermuda59: Are they going to test them on Octomom?
aninconvenienterection: But what do I know.
lelio: aninconvenienterection: But what do I know.Well you don't know how to get a government contract that's lasted for 5 years and has come out with ONE plug that costs $400k.
ottosmom: I thought that said pugs.../I LOL'd
DammitIForgotMyLogin: Strangely familiar
busy chillin': Wicked Chinchilla: Holding back pressurized water is one thing. I wonder if it will stop storm surge which is lots of water, moving quickly, filled with lots of junk.Cool idea though, but I would want to see test data first before major investment...Really? You don't want them to spend millions of dollars producing these things to find out they don't work later? Revolutionary thinking./sorry, had to
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