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Slow-Moving Earthquakes

The scientific theory of plate tectonics (a word derived from the Greek word tectonicus which means ‘pertains to building’) describes the large-scale motion of the seven or eight major plates (the number depends on how […]

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Principles of Green Tribology

Peter Jost first used the term tribology in 1966 to describe the studies of science and technology that aim to understand how surfaces in relative motion to each other interact and the effects those interactions […]

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Origins of Friction

A one million dollar question for a tribologist is as follows: where does the friction come from? Despite the undeniable progress in tribology in recent years, this question remains there. But there is a light […]