electrostatic charge
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Triboelectric charges on HDPE are strain induced

08.09.2017 tribonet 349 Views
New research indicates how static electricity puts the charge in material, offering answer to centuries-old question For centuries, scientists have tried to understand triboelectric charging, commonly known as static electricity. Triboelectric charging causes toner from […]
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Next-Generation Transport

06.09.2017 tribonet 306 Views
Thanks to MURI grants, UCSB mechanical engineers are working on refining and improving machines that move through air and water. For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren’t particularly significant — that is, until […]
Seismo-Wind-Tunnel
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Earthquakes and friction evolution

01.09.2017 tribonet 103 Views
By simulating quakes in a lab, engineers study the way that friction changes along a fault during a seismic event By simulating earthquakes in a lab, engineers at Caltech have documented the evolution of friction […]
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MIT’s Hyperloop flies

28.08.2017 tribonet 163 Views
MIT’s Hyperloop team levitates through its first test-run competition. Yiou He is ready to get to full speed. On a recent weekend in California, she felt the thrill of victory: She and MIT classmates became […]
origami robots
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Origami-inspired Robot for Space Exploration

25.08.2017 tribonet 67 Views
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight […]