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Plures Intelligens Modicum Machinatorem
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BEAR Project Receives Award

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BEAR wins Best Paper of the Year

BEAR paper on preventing gasoline can explosions wins Best Paper of the Year

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Alcohol Containers Explode Too!

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Materials/Plastics

 
 

 
 

A cracked water filter in a refrigerator cause extensive damage. The cracking is due to a freezing problem, where excessive airflow from the vents causes freezing of regrigerator components, including the water filter. The cracking pattern is characteristic of plastic containers that fail due to internal pressure such as is created by freezing water inside the filter.