Latest Friction Stories
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.
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.
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.
It's easy to get in a jam.
They should prove a challenge for the athletes, but not put them in danger: bobsled runs have to be simulated before being built.
Earthquakes are some of the most daunting natural disasters that scientists try to analyze.
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Most earthquakes that are seen, heard, and felt around the world are caused by fast slip on faults.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.