geckos

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 1,839 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 […]

Origami-robot

The ‘Origami Robot’ that can be ingested

19.10.2017 tribonet 4,043 Views

Ever swallowed a button-battery? And wondered how to get it out? Have no fear, the origami robot is here! That’s right, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has come up with a pill-sized origami robot, which will […]

Contact mechanics challenge
Computational Tribology

Contact mechanics challenge results

09.10.2017 tribonet 1,238 Views

The Contact-Mechanics Challenge completed In late 2015 we posed the Contact-Mechanics Challenge. This has now been completed and the winner is—the field of tribology. BECAUSE TRIBOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF contacting bodies in relative motion, […]