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Physicists Discover New Kind Of Friction
2013-05-15 14:09:56

Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear.

2012-05-29 08:10:41

Friction is a key phenomenon in applied physics, whose origin has been studied for centuries.

2012-03-19 23:03:18

Isotech Inc., a supplier of precision linear motion products, has introduced the X2 Technology line of expanding aluminum columns used for highly stable support systems, ergonomically sound adjustable

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.

2011-12-01 11:13:14

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

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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.

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.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.