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Laser-Cooled Ions Help to Understand Friction

21.07.2017 tribonet 1317 Views
Physics supports biology: Researchers from PTB have developed a model system to investigate friction phenomena with atomic precision Friction: what you want from car brakes, otherwise rather a nuisance. In any case, it is useful […]
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Combat Corrosion in Though Environments

20.07.2017 tribonet 201 Views
A new multimillion pound collaborative research project led by BP and the University of Manchester could help to dramatically reduce the impact that surface degradation processes such as corrosion and wear have on industry worldwide. […]
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Keeping the Wind in Your Sails

19.07.2017 tribonet 4240 Views
  Just like any mechanical device, a wind energy system needs timely, appropriate lubrication in order to function reliably and predictably. Wind turbines routinely withstand extremely demanding conditions: vibration, high mechanical loads, contamination and moisture […]
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Friction: The Key to Rock Climbing

18.07.2017 tribonet 3874 Views
This article explains the vital role Friction has to play in Rock Climbing. Thanks to Richard Jones and Glen Harding for their input. Friction is the magic ingredient in bouldering and rock climbing. It’s what […]
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Modern Applications of Tribology

16.07.2017 tribonet 236 Views
While Leonardo da Vinci commented on the effects of friction in the 1400s, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that tribology was coined by Dr. H. Peter Jost and accepted as the term for the study […]
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Custom Tool Kit of the Future

15.07.2017 tribonet 168 Views
The world offers a wild number of tools to the modern tinkerer. Yet the perfect tool never seems to be within arm’s reach, or available at all. The angle of the handle is off, the […]
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Medical textiles and tribology

13.07.2017 tribonet 898 Views
NOT LONG BEFORE MY LAST SKI TRIP, I was having a lot of lower back problems stemming from a bad fall years ago. Without getting into too much blood and gore, I have a pinched […]
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Tribology at Work on the Strings

12.07.2017 tribonet 3422 Views
There’s something about the moan and wail of a good gut-bucket slide guitar riff that can grab you by the innards and not let go. Any tribologist worth his salt is likely to have another […]
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Breaks Observed in Rover Wheel Treads

10.07.2017 tribonet 1706 Views
A routine check of the aluminum wheels on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel-the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey, […]