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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations on Jülich's ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Polymers
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3D printing: The shape of things to come?

(Phys.org) —If you ask the proverbial man or woman in the street what they understand by the terms 'stereolithography', 'selective laser sintering' and 'fused deposition modelling', you're likely to be met with a blank ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Engineering
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Flexible, semi-transparent ultrathin solar cells

A lot of research has been done on graphene recently—carbon flakes, consisting of only one layer of atoms. As it turns out, there are other materials too which exhibit remarkable properties if they are arranged in a single ...

dateMar 09, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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