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Bio Tribology

Cartilage tribology: Slip sliding away

22.01.2018 tribonet 560 Views

Research sheds light on friction, lubrication and wear in cartilage 11:25 a.m., Aug. 24, 2015–Osteoarthritis, which affects some 27 million people in the U.S. alone, occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones […]

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Bio Tribology

The science of slippery bananas

24.11.2017 tribonet 1,018 Views

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 […]

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Bio Tribology

Sticky toe pads of lizards and evolution

31.10.2017 tribonet 1,971 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 […]

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Bio Tribology

Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 864 Views

What is friction? There is more than one definition of friction. And this has confused our understanding of how it is involved in friction blister formation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has two definitions of friction: the act of […]

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Bio Tribology

Medical textiles and tribology

13.07.2017 tribonet 295 Views

NOT LONG BEFORE MY LAST SKI TRIP, I was having a lot of lower back problems stemming from a bad fall years ago. Without getting into too much blood and gore, I have a pinched […]

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Bio Tribology

Superlubricity with Green Lubricant

12.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 538 Views

Superlubricity is a state of vanishing sliding friction. It has been reported in glycerol/water mixture lubricated contacts, graphene-gold interface,  interface in presence of graphene and in other conditions. Increasing number of reports on superlubricity in […]