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2012-01-12 15:11:16

No less than one third of a car's fuel consumption is spent in overcoming friction, and this friction loss has a direct impact on both fuel consumption and emissions.

2012-01-11 15:19:31

Similar to the way pavement, softened by a hot sun, will slow down a car, graphene—a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon with wondrous properties—slows down an object sliding across its surface.

2011-12-23 01:08:58

A new study, bringing together an interdisciplinary team of physicians and engineers from the United States and Germany, made a surprising finding about implants used in hip replacement surgery: Graphite carbon is a key element in the lubricating layer that forms on metal-on-metal hip implants.

2011-12-14 19:42:38

It's easy to get in a jam.

2011-12-02 01:17:08

They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built.

2011-12-01 11:13:14

Earthquakes are some of the most daunting natural disasters that scientists try to analyze.

2011-10-23 07:00:00

Automated solution for high-speed top and bottom labeling, scanning, and verification PLYMOUTH, Minnesota (PRWEB) October 23, 2011 Superior Paper Handling

Image 1 - Earthquakes Generate Big Heat In Super-small Areas
2011-10-14 07:18:02

Most earthquakes that are seen, heard, and felt around the world are caused by fast slip on faults.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.