Theodore Roosevelt vs. Lawrence of Arabia
Who Is Deadliest?
The early twentieth century was no battlefield for fools. As it stood, only the strongest, brightest, most strategic could prevail or even more profound walk away alive. It was within this era that two distinct men carved a name for themselves: Theodore Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia. Both men of esteemed stature and courage, they led their fellow comrades through difficult circumstances. With resumes including victors of the Spanish American War and World War I, simulation experts at Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior found it fitting to pair the two against each other in what will now be known as the ultimate twentieth century battle. It’s time to find out who will be named “The Deadliest.”
It is at this time that the Deadliest Warrior team of engineers called upon the expertise of FUTEK to aid in the test-measurement evaluation process throughout each simulation.
With battle merits in weaponry, bladed combat, and military strategy, Roosevelt and Lawrence
of Arabia went at it head-to-head. One particular experimental study surrounded the opponent’s use of “trench warfare blades.” For the Rough Riders, the blade of choice was the Bowie Hunter, while Lawrence of Arabia preferred his Jambiya Dagger. Though both menacing in their own right, the true test came from the force each knife exuded on its victim (in this case, a pig carcass on a zip line). With FUTEK’s load button and a velocity sensor (non- FUTEK) attached to the blade’s shaft, weapons experts attacked the oncoming pig to measure the “kill strike.” Overall, this simulation didn’t win high marks for Teddy. However, three other simulation results remain unknown.
Thus, who will be the deadliest? Will it be Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders galloping through the San Juan Hills with the prized title just in time to celebrate their nation’s independence day or will Lawrence of Arabia and his armada succeed in earning the beloved title of: Deadliest Warrior?
Our time at Sensor + Test 2012
This past May, members of the FUTEK team travelled abroad for our third consecutive exhibition at the prestigious Sensor + Test Trade Show in Nuremberg, Germany. Sensor + Test 2012 is one of the largest international test and measurement conferences each year. As a forum that collects the “most comprehensive and stateof- the-art” technologies into one arena, we
were privileged to share our latest developments for load cells, torque sensors, pressure sensors, and related instruments.
But more importantly, FUTEK used this time to meet with our international representatives and connect with our out-of-state customers. We’d like to thank our affiliate teams for participating in the trade show with us, as well as the many faces who stopped by for a quick hello.