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How do you wear your teeth?

14.11.2017 tribonet 82 Views
 Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel […]
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Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 87 Views
Gecko hanging on glass by one foot Travis Hagey, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards – geckos and anoles – took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial […]
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A glimpse into a “masterpiece of engineering”

12.10.2017 tribonet 175 Views
More than 125 years ago, Otto Lilienthal laid the foundation for modern aviation with his innovative gliding apparatus, the “Normal Segelapparat”. Only four specimens of the gliding apparatus have survived to this day, one of […]
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Astronauts to Test Free-Flying “Housekeeper” Robots

29.09.2017 tribonet 214 Views
Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and […]
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Webb Telescope Chilling in Chamber A

15.08.2017 tribonet 242 Views
  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 […]