glassy carbon
Advanced Materials

Hard, but highly elastic form of carbon developed

14.06.2017 tribonet 1,330 Views

Washington, DC— A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of properties could serve a […]

wave energy
General Topics

Triboelectricity to collect wave power

01.06.2017 tribonet 1,313 Views

Nature provides three sources of energy for free: sunlight, air and gravity. Solar and wind power are increasingly exploited, gravity less so. Hydraulic power plants harvest energy from flowing rivers. Tidal energy can be gathered […]

3D_XRAY
General Topics

3D dislocations observed by X-Ray

26.05.2017 tribonet 255 Views

In a new study published in Science, researchers at Argonne used an X-ray scattering technique called Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to reconstruct in 3-D the size and shape of grain defects. These defects create imperfections […]

Soft Adhesion Gripping Small
General Topics

Grab things like a Gecko: a new gripping system

22.05.2017 tribonet 4,809 Views

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings […]