geckos
Tribology News

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 534 Views

Gecko hanging on glass by one foot Travis Hagey, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards – geckos and anoles – took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial […]

Origami-robot
General Topics

The ‘Origami Robot’ that can be ingested

19.10.2017 tribonet 3,788 Views

Ever swallowed a button-battery? And wondered how to get it out? Have no fear, the origami robot is here! That’s right, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a pill-sized origami robot, which will […]

Contact mechanics challenge
Computational Tribology

Contact mechanics challenge results

09.10.2017 tribonet 695 Views

The Contact-Mechanics Challenge completed In late 2015 we posed the Contact-Mechanics Challenge. This has now been completed and the winner is—the field of tribology. BECAUSE TRIBOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF contacting bodies in relative motion, […]

Cement Strength
General Topics

Concrete strength is determined by internal friction

03.10.2017 tribonet 303 Views

Cement materials, including cement paste, mortar, and concrete, are the most widely manufactured materials in the world. Their carbon footprint is similarly hefty: The processes involved in making cement contribute almost 6 percent of global […]