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Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve?

20.06.2018 tribonet 170 Views

The smoothness of a ball’s surface — in addition to playing technique — is a critical factor. It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world’s most skilled players carefully […]

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Bio Tribology

Our hairy insides

15.12.2017 tribonet 119 Views

Engineers predict how flowing fluid will bend tiny hairs that line blood vessels and intestines. Our bodies are lined on the inside with soft, microscopic carpets of hair, from the grassy extensions on our tastebuds, […]

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New Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

11.12.2017 tribonet 213 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 […]