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something like this?

I could cut it a little bit more by the sides to make it like an avatar
 
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something like this?

I could cut it a little bit more by the sides to make it like an avatar
Thats brilliant. :cool:


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That tank ^ was part of an experiment... theres an article somewhere.
 

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No, but the question was how it happened. It's still an awesome display of the effects of pressure.
 

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Nearly 15 PSI (aka 1 atmosphere) of atmospheric pressure on every inch of the surface will crush it like a beer can (assuming all the air is evacuated from inside the tank).

Edit: Found a vid of the event. Looks like they hooked it up to a vacuum line and invited spectators.

[youtube]E_hci9vrvfw[/youtube]
 
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^To expand upon Blind_Io's post, atmospheric pressure (14.7 psi) works out to over one ton per square foot, or more than ten metric tonnes per square meter!
 

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^It also shows you just how resilient the tube shape is to compression forces. It was fine right up until the point it buckled; if it were a box, for example, it would've gone much sooner, though more progressively.
 
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