Source: Gizmodo/YouTube/ Univ. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign

What happens when a large machine exerts pressure on an 800-pound concrete cylinder that is three feet high and 18 inches wide? If you had been at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Engineering Open House Day last month, you could see for yourself as a machine that can exert up to 3 million pounds of pressure takes on the concrete cylinder.

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