Friday, October 19, 2007

Crab vs. 2700psi

This reminds me a bit of that scene in Alien Resurrection where the Ripley hybrid is sucked out of the ship through a tiny hole.

This is a video taken in 6000 feet of water. An undersea robot is sawing a 3mm wide slit (1/10th of an inch ... remember that width) in a pipeline. The pressure inside the pipeline is 0 psig, while the pressure outside is 2700 psi, or 1.3 tons per square inch. Then a crab comes along....

From here.

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