Sharp knife high friction
General Topics

Sharp knives – high friction

28.02.2018 tribonet 1,108 Views
Trying to slice a tomato into thin slices with a dull knife can get a little scary. The harder the knife must be pressed downward before the skin is broken is directly related to the […]
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Computational Tribology

Knowing the strength of adhesion

26.02.2018 tribonet 318 Views
How can flies walk on the window glass upside down? How can geckos climb walls and trees? It looks like a simple question, but it is hard to answer. The secret is that flies and geckos, and many other living […]
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Atomistic Tribology

Near zero friction from nanoscale lubricants

23.02.2018 tribonet 112 Views
Visualized model of a superlubricity (low-friction) system: gold = nanodiamond particles; red = graphene nanoscroll; green = underlying graphene on silica; black = diamond-like carbon surface. Credit: Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory The Science […]
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Advanced Materials

Unexpected friction in superfluids

21.02.2018 tribonet 248 Views
Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium. Understanding the causes and effects of the friction could pave the way for explorations into the composition of neutron stars and our universe. […]
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General Topics

Programmable droplets

16.02.2018 tribonet 42 Views
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments. MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, […]
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Advanced Materials

Spacesuits

14.02.2018 tribonet 44 Views
Listen Now “Houston, We Have a Podcast” is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the home of human spaceflight, stationed in Houston, Texas. We bring space right to you! On this podcast, you’ll […]
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General Topics

Robot Spelunkers Goes for a Dip

12.02.2018 tribonet 141 Views
From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL. Klesh and Leichty ventured out to Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier to test robotic mapping technology in underwater tunnel systems called moulins. Credits: […]