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MIT’s Hyperloop flies

28.08.2017 tribonet 163 Views
MIT’s Hyperloop team levitates through its first test-run competition. Yiou He is ready to get to full speed. On a recent weekend in California, she felt the thrill of victory: She and MIT classmates became […]
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Origami-inspired Robot for Space Exploration

25.08.2017 tribonet 71 Views
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight […]
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Graphene based solid lubricant reduces friction and wear

22.08.2017 tribonet 848 Views
This composite image depicts the makeup and performance of a new non-liquid lubricant developed by researchers at Purdue University. (Purdue University image/ Abdullah A. Alazemi) Download image. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have created a […]
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Movable micro-platform floats on a sea of droplets

17.08.2017 tribonet 283 Views
New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages. Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They’ve found a […]
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Webb Telescope Chilling in Chamber A

15.08.2017 tribonet 242 Views
  Image Credit: NASA/Steve Sabia The temperature of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast […]
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Advanced Materials

The Science of Friction on Graphene

12.08.2017 tribonet 265 Views
  Sliding on flexible graphene surfaces has been uncharted territory until now, Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon sheets just one atom thick, has been the subject of widespread research, in large part because of […]
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ISS National Lab Enables Commercial Research

10.08.2017 tribonet 343 Views
A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground. Since 2011, when […]