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Snapping your fingers is a move worthy of a professional athlete
Your fingers are more powerful than a baseball pitcher’s arm.
NASCAR may be the fastest road to learning about physics
An expert explains the science.
Scientists Make Friction Disappear By Coating Diamonds With Graphene
The discovery could help make cars, computers, and other machines more efficient
Friction Physics Reveals Details Of How People Hauled 100-Plus-Ton Stones To China’s Forbidden City
Sounds like cold, hard work
How The Science Of Tribology Could Smooth The Way To A Better Energy System
For manufacturers, less friction means more efficiency.
New ‘Nanolube’ Could Cut Engine Friction by More Than Half
In any contraption with moving parts–automotive engines, industrial machines, a countertop juicer–some degree of energy is lost as heat to...
Cruising to Mars
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the largest and most powerful spacecraft ever built, is bound for the Red Planet this August....