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BMW lends its wind tunnel to test the Olympic torch [w/video]

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Apr 20th, 2012 at 1:27PM

In between bouts of Olympic games, the official torch that traditionally kicks off the opening ceremonies makes the long journey by a relay of runners to the host site. And you can bet that over the course of years, it has passed through some tricky environmental conditions. But is it ready to endure the unpredictability of British weather? To find out, BMW – a main sponsor of the fast-approaching London Olympics – lent its wind tunnel facility to test the torch in a variety of conditions. Over the course of the grueling test, the torch was made to withstand temperatures... Read More

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