laser chaos
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The cure for chaotic lasers? More chaos, of course

15.10.2018 tribonet 32 Views

An international, Yale-led research team has taken a new approach to stabilizing high-power lasers: They’re fighting chaos with chaos. There has been a rapidly growing demand for high-power lasers for applications such as materials processing, […]

lip seals
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The Evolution of Rotary Lip Seals

03.07.2018 tribonet 184 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 261 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 168 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 258 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 […]