News tagged with friction

New spin on friction-stir

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers Zhili Feng, Alan Frederic and Stan David in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Materials S&T Division have made significant progress toward a new metal processing technique, called ...

Jul 26, 2011
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Using magnets to help prevent heart attacks

If a person's blood becomes too thick it can damage blood vessels and increase the risk of heart attacks. But a Temple University physicist has discovered that he can thin the human blood by subjecting it to a magnetic field.

Jun 07, 2011
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Is March Madness always the same?

Why is it that the same teams seem to dominate the annual men's collegiate basketball tournament? For that matter, why does the same small group of institutions seem to top annual best-college rankings?

Mar 01, 2011
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'Tangled' physics

Disney's new movie, "Tangled," features the familiar fairy tale character of Rapunzel. The new film promises many twists on the beloved tale, but her long locks will remain prominently featured.

Nov 24, 2010
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