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‘Breakinator’ gives peek into materials science
July 14, 2005

PULLMAN — Some kids play nicely with toys. And, some kids love to smash, hit, throw and destroy them. It’s for the second group, and in the name of good science, that a group of Washington State University students built the “Breakinator.’’ The machine, which uses a winch and spring system to loudly smash things into tiny bits, will be part of a new display on materials science and engineering at the Palouse Discovery Science Center, 2371 N.E. Hopkins Court, in Pullman. Children will be able to bring their own toys from home to destroy. The Breakinator will be on display at the Palouse Family … » More …