tribologists
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A tribologist’s quest

10.11.2017 tribonet 175 Views
Brandon Krick explores the interdisciplinary science of surface interaction Brandon Krick says he’s had the good fortune to research space and dinosaurs—“all the things you want to explore as a kid,” he says. But his real […]
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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 […]
Origami-robot
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The ‘Origami Robot’ that can be ingested

19.10.2017 tribonet 3,262 Views
Ever swallowed a button-battery? And wondered how to get it out? Have no fear, the origami robot is here! That’s right, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a pill-sized origami robot, which will […]
Cement Strength
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Concrete strength is determined by internal friction

03.10.2017 tribonet 166 Views
Cement materials, including cement paste, mortar, and concrete, are the most widely manufactured materials in the world. Their carbon footprint is similarly hefty: The processes involved in making cement contribute almost 6 percent of global […]
corrosion
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Corrosion in Real Time

27.09.2017 tribonet 415 Views
UCSB researchers get a nanoscale glimpse of crevice and pitting corrosion as it happens What affects almost everything made of metal, from cars to boats to underground pipes and even the fillings in your teeth? […]