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The School of Extreme Engineering is intended to push the limits of human imagination in the field of engineering. Students and researchers will devise inventions and contraptions that exceed the practical design limits imposed by traditional engineering schools.
Examples from the various overengineering
Aerospace- The flying aircraft carrier
Automotive-625 horsepower sub-compact cars
Civil- The indestructable 120-storey inclined office tower
Mechanical- Home ceiling fans assembled from aircraft propellers and electric locomotive traction motors
Demolition- A caterpillar- tractor mounted tool that could flatten a large house in a single movement
Military- Orbital space platform with very big gun
Worth reading for engineer halfbakers .... [8th of 7, Aug 30 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]
Contemporary Design: Culver City - these are some pretty wacky buildings [thumbwax, Sep 01 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]
||this would have been baked for everything that an engineer was ever involved in if it werent for budgets
||that and the laws of physics, Chud: yeh cannae break the laws o physics, captain!
||how about a new airport design in rubber so it can expand and contract according to the number of passengers
||--KiwiJor, 26th of May 2004
||perhaps it could be sponsored by Orange, who already have a dept of Imagineeering.
||This sounds like a place i would love to work, Channel 4 in the UK has a shoiw like this Monster Garage, 60mph 6.3liter lawnmower, Rolls Royce muck spreader.