News tagged with mechanics of materials

Saws made of carbon

More material could be saved when manufacturing wafers in future. Ultra-thin saws made of carbon nanotubes and diamond would be able to cut through silicon wafers with minimum kerf loss. A new method makes ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Biology's drive toward engineering

Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The ...

dateJun 05, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Optimized custom-made ski sledges

At the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competitors will line up wearing optimized sit skis that are adapted to their individual needs. This is made possible by a new manufacturing method which Fraunhofer researchers ...

dateFeb 06, 2013 in Engineering
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Determining toothpaste abrasion

There are various types of toothpaste available on the market. They come as pastes and gels, there are some that guard against tooth decay or protect teeth from acid attack, others that are designed for sensitive ...

dateOct 01, 2012 in Other
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