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Advanced Materials

Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation

13.11.2017 tribonet 95 Views
While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that […]
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Tribology News

Astronauts to Test Free-Flying “Housekeeper” Robots

29.09.2017 tribonet 250 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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General Topics

Origami-inspired Robot for Space Exploration

25.08.2017 tribonet 73 Views
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight […]
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Tribology News

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 […]