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Webb Telescope Chilling in Chamber A

15.08.2017 tribonet
  Image Credit: NASA/Steve Sabia The temperature of Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is steadily dropping, creating a frigid environment for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope that is in stark contrast […]
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Benefits of Hybrid Bearings in Severe Conditions

03.07.2017 tribonet
Hybrid bearings, i.e., bearings with steel rings and bearing grade silicon nitride (Si3N4) rolling elements, have been increasingly used in applications operating in challenging environments [1-4] such as high-speed, oil-free air conditioning and refrigeration compressors, […]
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Holography to count wear particles

04.05.2017 tribonet
Optical engineers from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg developed an express method for estimating the distribution of particles in optically transparent media based on correlation analysis of holograms. As a big part of the study, […]
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MicroRNA may reduce stroke risk

04.05.2017 tribonet
If a plaque inside a neck artery ruptures, blood clots can form that could lead to a stroke. MicroRNA can prevent this by stabilizing plaques. (image: Eraxion / istockphoto) The molecule microRNA-210 stabilises deposits in […]
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Triboelectricity Shapes Titan Surface

03.05.2017 tribonet
Experiments led by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, are “electrically charged.” When the wind blows hard enough (approximately 15 mph), Titan’s […]