Rheology Lab
dry wine tasting
Bio Tribology

High Friction Makes the Wine Dry?

Wine tasting has been elevated to an art form. The experts describe wine tasting as involving four sensory characteristics. The first sense (and most obvious) is taste. When tasting wine, you pay attention to the […]

banana stepping
Bio Tribology

The science of slippery bananas

They’re yellow. They’re radioactive. And they’re very slippery. Yes, they’re bananas, and we have just found out why they’re so slippery. So yellow … yes we all know that. But radioactive? Well yes, bananas are […]

geckos
Bio Tribology

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

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 […]