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Engineering Newswire 28: Titanic II Will Sink, If You Put a Hole in It

Thu, 03/07/2013 - 11:11am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re building trikes with BMW engines, separating Oreos with scrap parts, and designing Titanic II, because, you know, that’s necessary.  This episode features:

  • Quebec-based Campagna Motors’ has unveiled the new T-REX-16S to its family of trikes. Powered by a BMW 1649cc in-line 6-cylinder engine, the trike generates 160 hp at 7,750 rpm and 129 lb-ft of torque at 5,250 rpm.
  • Australian billionaire Clive Palmer revealed blueprints for the Titanic II, a 10-deck Titanic replica without a phone or television — he’s still debating internet access.
  • The engineers at Engineering Science Analysis Corporation created a tricked out speed bump and a suitcase that fires out a tentacle, the Pit-BUL and NightHawk.
  • Snake robots developed at the Carnegie Mellon University Biorobotics Lab have demonstrated behaviors useful for scouting and reconnaissance.
  • David Neevel, a physicist in Portland, Oregon, has created an Oreo separator machine. Without any of that twist and dunk nonsense, this machine separates the Oreo, relieves the cookies of their crème filling, and dispenses them with utter poise.

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