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ISS National Lab Enables Commercial Research

10.08.2017 tribonet
A growing number of commercial partners use the International Space Station National Lab. With that growth, we will see more discoveries in fundamental and applied research that could improve life on the ground. Since 2011, when […]
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Vanishing Friction

01.08.2017 tribonet
Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT and Alexei Bylinkskii A new technique tunes friction between two surfaces, to the point where friction can vanish. MIT researchers developed a frictional interface at the atomic level. The blue corrugated surface […]
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Nanotechnology Flight Test

29.07.2017 tribonet
Mastering the intricacies of controlling matter at the nanoscale level is part of a revolutionary quest to apply nanotechnology to benefit industrial processes. A key element of that technology is the use of carbon nanotubes. […]
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Ancient Art of Weaving on Mars

27.07.2017 tribonet
Weaving processes created millennia ago are part of the most cutting-edge technology on NASA’s Orion spaceship that may one day shield humans from heat as they ride all the way to Mars and back. That […]
Off-Highway Vehicles
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Oiling the Wheels in Off-Highway Vehicles

26.07.2017 tribonet
A major concern for many maintenance engineers is off-highway equipment running low on lubricant. However, they often make a critical error when trying to solve the problem: they over-lubricate. This can be just as damaging […]
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Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet
What is friction? There is more than one definition of friction. And this has confused our understanding of how it is involved in friction blister formation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has two definitions of friction: the act of […]
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Laser-Cooled Ions Help to Understand Friction

21.07.2017 tribonet
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
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
  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 […]