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Adhesion disturbed by noise

Imagine a solid ball rolling down a slightly inclined ramp. What could be perceived as child's play is the focus of serious theoretical research by Manoj Chaudhury and Partho Goohpattader, two physicists ...

Dec 17, 2012
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Jumping to reduce vibrations

A pioneering use of mini-trampolines is allowing engineers to better understand effects of vibrations caused by human movement on floors and small bridges. 

Nov 16, 2012
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Taking the bite out of baseball bats

Miss hitting the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat and the resulting vibrations can zing your hands. Bat companies have tried for decades to reduce these painful shocks with limited success. But Daniel Russell, a professor in ...

Oct 18, 2012
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Mini robot builds NPL probe

Precision engineering requires accurate measurements and these are often made using co-ordinate measuring machines, or CMMs.

Aug 31, 2012
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Constructive conflict in the superconductor

Whether a material conducts electricity without losses is not least a question of the right temperature. In future it may be possible to make a more reliable prediction for high-temperature superconductors. ...

Aug 17, 2012
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