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It looks like a standard 36-inch pipe wrench, but is so scientific that all an operator has to do is tell it how much torque to use.

Robert Watson, chairman of the department of computer science in the School of Natural and Computational Sciences at McMurry University, has developed a tool being used by the Oklahoma-based oil field services company, Thru Tubing Solutions, to electronically measure torque when operators are assembling tools.

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