Innovation

Innovation: Tsunami Barrier by Johann van den Noort


Innovator Johann van den Noort
Age 73
Title Founder of Van den Noort Innovations in Kampen, Netherlands
 
Form and Function
A massive concrete-and-steel design meant to weaken tsunami waves and protect vulnerable cities. Unlike other man-made barriers, it is activated and powered entirely by the force of the tsunami itself.

 
 

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Leiber is Small Business editor for Businessweek.com, Entrepreneurs editor for Bloomberg.com, and covers small business for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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