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Prihaja “Super les”

Ali lahko super les nadomesti jeklo?   Znanstveniki so iznašli način predelave lesa, s katerim ga naredijo tršega od jekla.   Slika: Liangbing Hu, levo, in Teng Li, desno, sta inženirja na univerzi v Marylandu, College Park, ki sta odkrila način, kako narediti les več kot 10 krat močnejši in trdnejši kot kadarkoli prej.   … Read more Prihaja “Super les”

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Michelin načrtuje lesene pnevmatike

Michelin načrtuje lesene pnevmatike Ali veste iz česa so izdelane pnevmatike in kakšen je Michelinov dolgoročni načrt?   Kar 80 odstotkov materialov, iz katerih proizvajajo pnevmatike, je narejenih iz nafte. Michelin je odločen to spremeniti, zato so Francozi najavili zamenjavo materialov, ki bodo temeljili na lesu. Skrivnost je v t. i. elastomerih, ki jih bo … Read more Michelin načrtuje lesene pnevmatike

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Michelin plans wooden tyres

Michelin plans wooden tyres It’s not a mistake, French tyre giant looks to wood products to replace oil   The future of the tire is all about sustainability, and that means moving away from using oil in tire production. Michelin, the French tire company, is moving toward using wood – and no, you won’t be … Read more Michelin plans wooden tyres

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Super wood could replace steel

Super wood could replace steel   Liangbing Hu, left, and Teng Li, right, are engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park who have found a way to make wood more than 10 times stronger and tougher than before.   New process could make wood as strong as titanium alloys but lighter & cheaper. Is … Read more Super wood could replace steel

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