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Tribology News

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 83 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 […]
General Topics

Predicting the limits of friction on metals

30.10.2017 tribonet 244 Views
Normally, bare metal sliding against bare metal is not a good thing. Friction will destroy pistons in an engine, for example, without lubrication. Sometimes, however, functions require metal on metal contact, such as in headphone jacks or […]
Polymer material produced by a 3-D printer includes soft, flexible material (clear or lighter tone) with particles of hard material (black) embedded, in predetermined arrangements. When the material is compressed, its surface become bumpy in a pattern determined by the hard particles.
Advanced Materials

MIT: surface with reconfigurable texture developed

27.10.2017 tribonet 106 Views
Polymer material produced by a 3-D printer includes soft, flexible material (clear or lighter tone) with particles of hard material (black) embedded, in predetermined arrangements. When the material is compressed, its surface become bumpy in […]
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Advanced Materials

Promising innovation in stain resistance

24.10.2017 tribonet 64 Views
When you spill pasta sauce on your favorite shirt but there is no trace of it after being washed, you can thank oleophobicity, a resistance to oil commonly applied to textiles. That resistance, however, comes […]