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2011-01-06 07:30:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After leading the automotive industry in designing and producing wet friction materials for more than 50 years, BorgWarner's advanced technologies are gaining customers in the agricultural and construction market. Building on its European market presence, BorgWarner entered the North American market a few years ago. Since then, BorgWarner has launched a variety of new friction plates for John Deere and CNH America LLC with total volumes of...

2010-12-15 00:00:45

To help individuals and companies avoid products that decrease the slip resistance of their floors, the NFSI has instituted a "real world" certification program to determine if products maintain floors according to the ANSI definition of "High Traction". Southlake, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010 Through our own experience and common sense we know that floors are more slippery when they are wet. Yet, a floor that has been cleaned with the wrong floor cleaner may be even more slippery...

2010-10-14 00:49:43

Engine friction "” the force that wastes almost 1.4 million barrels of oil per day in cars and trucks in the United States alone "” could become less of a problem for fuel-conscious consumers thanks to promising new oils and other materials that scientists are developing. That's the topic of the cover story in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Business Editor Melody Voith notes that friction, the heat...

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2010-09-01 20:55:08

A new experiment proposed by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) may allow researchers to test the effects of gravity with unprecedented precision at very short distances"”a scale at which exotic new details of gravity's behavior may be detectable.Of the four fundamental forces that govern interactions in the universe, gravity may be the most familiar, but ironically it is the least understood by physicists. While gravity's influence is...

2010-09-01 13:28:00

GRAND BLANC, Mich., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ACDelco is introducing the ACDelco Advantage friction line, a new, entry-level portfolio of brake pads and hardware designed to provide dealers and distributors with a competitively priced yet quality alternative to other entry-level brake friction products. ACDelco Advantage brake friction products cover about 80 percent of the current U.S. car population. The line includes non-asbestos organic, semi-metallic and ceramic brake pad...

2010-06-02 08:59:00

JERUSALEM, Israel, June 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDenta Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IDTA) CEO Yaacov Shoham today released additional information concerning the recent shorting of Identa stock. The following list shows the shorting of the past two days: Total Trading Volume (May 28, 2010): 22540461 Daily Short Volume: 13065524 Avg. Price of Shorts Today: 0.002 Short %: 57.96 Volume at Offer:...

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2010-04-02 08:05:00

A team of nanotechnology researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University has used friction force microscopy to determine the nanoscale frictional characteristics of four atomically-thin materials, discovering a universal characteristic for these very different materials. Friction across these thin sheets increases as the number of atomic layers decreases, all the way down to one layer of atoms. This friction increase was surprising as there previously was no theory to...

2010-03-08 09:35:45

Friction in human relations is all too obvious and prevalent, but friction in physics has had a "secret life" of its own that has now been revealed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In an article appearing in the journal Nature (with a further reference to it in Nature Physics), the scientists show how frictional strength evolves from extremely short to long time scales. The new information could be useful in assessing a wide range of natural and man-made phenomena "”...

2009-12-01 18:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Automotive Brake Friction Products - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164510/Automotive-Brake-Friction-Products---Global-Market-Opportunities.html The global automotive friction products aftermarket is driven by the growing popularity of ceramic-based brake friction parts, and increasing awareness about the use of environmentally safer...

2009-11-17 12:11:12

Even if you are not a cook, you might have wondered why a pinch of flour (or any small particles) thrown into a bowl of water will disperse in a dramatic fashion, radiating outward as if it was exploding. Pushpendra Singh, PhD, a mechanical engineering professor at NJIT who has studied and written about the phenomenon, has not only thought about it, but can explain why. He says that what's known as the "repulsive hydrodynamic force arising from the oscillation of particles" causes them to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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