News tagged with friction

Frictionless supersolid a step closer

Superfluid mixtures of atoms can boil and freeze at ultra-low temperatures. This freezing can result in the formation of supersolids of atoms that can flow alongside each other without friction, but are still set in a fixed ...

Feb 14, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 6

In search of speed

In ski sports, it's often only a second that separates the winners from the losers. Using equipment made of the right materials can therefore make all the difference. Researchers are simulating the gliding ...

Jan 08, 2010 not rated yet 0

Fingerprints do not improve grip friction

Fingerprints mark us out as individuals and leave telltale signs of our presence on every object that we touch, but what are fingerprints really for? According to Roland Ennos, from the University of Manchester, ...

Jun 12, 2009 2.4 / 5 (11) 5