Watch an Intense New Research Pool Simulate 90-Foot Waves

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July 18 2014 3:30 PM

The Ocean in a Tank

The incredible, ominous power of the FloWave simulation pool.

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University of Edinburgh engineers finally opened their long-awaited ocean simulator FloWave, with the ability to mimic any point off the coast of Great Britain. 

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.