Watch This Anti-Earthquake Table Shrug Off a Violent Simulated Tremor

It's all but impossible to stop an entire building from shaking along with an earthquake, but that doesn't mean you can't protect what's inside. Japan's THK designs and builds these 'seismic isolation tables' which are able to counteract the violent movements of an earthquake on a smaller scale.

As demonstrated in this video captured by Akihabara News at a local trade show, while your office building might be rattling, your servers, machinery, and other expensive equipment can safely ride out an earthquake sitting on these sliding tables. It's also, apparently, a great place to keep your drinks to prevent spills. [THK via Akihabara News]

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Looks nice, but can't earthquakes shake vertically too? Can that table resist that kind of tremor?