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Automotive Design - "The efficiency of gear transmissions uncovered"

At this year's World Tribology Congress in Turin, Oerlikon Graziano explained the importance of tribology in creating efficient transmission systems.

WalesOnline - "How a love of Lego made me want to change the world"

Lecturer in Tribology and Applied Mechanics at Cardiff University, Dr. Alistair Clarke talks to WalesOnline about what inspired him to become an engineer and tribologist.

Engineers use ultrasound to improve the performance of household oils

Experts at the University of Sheffield have developed a test procedure to measure the performance of everyday household oils, such as WD-40 Multi-Use Product, which has many applications including loosening rusty bolts and removing dirt and heavy soiling from surfaces.

BBC - "Swedish friction experts on why curling stones curl"

Researchers at Uppsala University have explained why curling stones trace a curved path across the ice.

Sheffield tribologists get a grip on rugby balls

Hi-tech pimples that are designed to improve a player's grip on rugby balls may make them more slippery in wet weather, research conducted by two academics at The Leonardo Tribology Centre has suggested.

Southampton scanner maps problem hip replacements

A new way of testing hip joints that have failed is being pioneered in Southampton.

The launch of The Leonardo Tribology Centre at The University of Sheffield

A launch event was held in the prestigious Mappin Hall in The University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering on 22nd November 2012 to demonstrate - to the numerous industrial representatives in attendance - the advantages that can be gained by working with The Leonardo Centre.

How to solve Friction, Wear and Lubrication Problems

This event, organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and hosted by the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), covered how basic tribological knowledge can help to solve problems that lead to machine downtime, poor product design and incorrect material selection, among other issues; all of which can be very costly.

RSC - nCATS Joint Symposium on Tribochemistry

This event, which focused on research in the field of tribochemistry (the chemical reactions that occur between the lubricant, the environment and surfaces under boundary lubrication conditions), was jointly hosted by the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).