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The Evolution of Rotary Lip Seals

03.07.2018 tribonet 158 Views

In the world of sealing, it seems as though there are as many varieties of pump applications as there are sealing solutions. Many breakthroughs in technology have aided the evolution from braided packing to advanced mechanical seals, […]

Researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find even tiny leaks in pipes with pinpoint precision, no matter what the pipes are made of.
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Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix

27.06.2018 tribonet 247 Views

Robot can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside to find leaks long before they become catastrophic. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems […]

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Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve?

20.06.2018 tribonet 151 Views

The smoothness of a ball’s surface — in addition to playing technique — is a critical factor. It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world’s most skilled players carefully […]

MIT researchers have developed a new platform for microfluidics, using LEGO bricks. Shown here, fluid flows through tiny channels milled into the side walls of LEGO bricks.
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Microfluidics from LEGO bricks

02.05.2018 tribonet 226 Views

Fluid flows through tiny channels milled into the side walls of LEGO bricks. Image: Melanie Gonick/MIT. MIT engineers make microfluidics modular using the popular interlocking blocks. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely […]

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Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 1,085 Views

In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]

In a time-lapse sequence, infrared imaging shows the temperature changes within a droplet of water as it moves across a treated silicon surface in response to temperature differences on that surface.
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Temperature difference propels droplets

07.03.2018 tribonet 279 Views

In a time-lapse sequence, infrared imaging shows the temperature changes within a droplet of water as it moves across a treated silicon surface in response to temperature differences on that surface. Image courtesy of N. […]