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Astronauts to Test Free-Flying “Housekeeper” Robots

29.09.2017 tribonet 305 Views
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and […]
General Topics

Corrosion in Real Time

27.09.2017 tribonet 423 Views
UCSB researchers get a nanoscale glimpse of crevice and pitting corrosion as it happens What affects almost everything made of metal, from cars to boats to underground pipes and even the fillings in your teeth? […]
Samples of carbon nanotubes and polymeric phenol-formaldehyde materials hardened through baking at high temperature in the absence of oxygen: (a) a carbon nanotube forest; (b) a carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite; (c) a charcoal-like carbon nanotube/glassy carbon nanocomposite after baking at high temperature; (d) pure polymer (phenol-formaldehyde); (e) a charcoal-like glassy carbon block from baking a polymer at high temperature.
Advanced Materials

Glassy Carbon manufactured now with Less Heat

22.09.2017 tribonet 319 Views
Carbon nanotubes lower the transformation temperature of glassy carbon, possibly aiding manufacturers, MIT researchers report. Last winter, MIT researchers discovered that a phenol-formaldehyde polymer transformed into a glassy carbon material in a process similar to baking […]