News tagged with friction

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.

dateJun 07, 2011 in General Physics
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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?

dateMar 01, 2011 in Mathematics
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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.

dateNov 24, 2010 in Other
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Engineers Assess Dawn's Reaction Wheel

(PhysOrg.com) -- Engineers are studying the reaction wheels on NASA's Dawn spacecraft after automatic sensors detected excess friction building up in one of them and powered it off early on the morning of ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Space Exploration
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