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Current Event June 8, 2016

Measuring Force on Steel

Building anything from steel, such as buildings or cars, requires an understanding of how the material responds to force. And yet the largest machine in the world that measures force on steel is decades old. This machine measures compression and tension force, up to a million pounds. It was recently restored and refurbished, and could keep measuring force for another 50 years. Listen to hear about this valuable machine.

Physical Science Forces and Newton's Laws

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 05/20/2016

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