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White etching cracks

29.01.2018 tribonet 170 Views
Today, bearing failure due to rolling contact fatigue is generally a rare occurrence, and the final achieved service life of rolling bearings is usually well in excess of the calculated rating life. There are instances, […]
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New Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

11.12.2017 tribonet 169 Views
Largest, most advanced U.S. academic tunnel will replace 79-year-old facility; Boeing is project’s lead donor with philanthropic commitment. MIT has announced it will replace its venerable 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new facility that will […]
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Learning from Mussels

28.11.2017 tribonet 128 Views
A marine bivalve inspires researchers to find a new way to make stronger, more stretchy polymers A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tire rubber and wetsuit neoprene to Lycra clothing and silicone, are elastomers […]
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How do you wear your teeth?

14.11.2017 tribonet 94 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 176 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 […]