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Programmable droplets

16.02.2018 tribonet 22 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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Robot Spelunkers Goes for a Dip

12.02.2018 tribonet 44 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: […]
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On the history of elastohydrodynamics

01.02.2018 tribonet 315 Views
Here we present an abstract to a paper devoted to the history of eastohydrodynamic theory and his founder – Alexander Mohrenstein-Ertel. This paper discusses in detailes the peculiar biography of the scientist and the early years of the […]
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Coatings to prevent Pipeline Clogging

17.01.2018 tribonet 347 Views
Solution developed at MIT could stop buildup of hydrate ices that slow or block oil and gas flow. When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading […]
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3D-printed Structures Shrink when Heated

12.01.2018 tribonet 76 Views
Counterintuitive “metamaterial” may enable heat-resistant circuit boards. Almost all solid materials, from rubber and glass to granite and steel, inevitably expand when heated. Only in very rare instances do certain materials buck this thermodynamic trend […]
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Safer, Tougher Spacesuits

28.12.2017 tribonet 66 Views
NASA supports UD technology that protects spacesuits from punctures, projectiles. Astronauts are a smart, courageous and resilient lot, no doubt about that. But when they go out for a walk in space – in environments […]