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Image 1 - Leaping Lizards Inspire Robot Design
2012-01-05 04:20:15

[ Watch the Video ] Robots, like lizards, need a tail to remain upright when they stumble during leap University of California, Berkeley, biologists and engineers including undergraduate and graduate students studied how lizards manage to leap successfully even when they slip and stumble, and found that swinging the tail upward is the key to preventing a forward pitch that could send them head-over-heels into a tree. The scientists subsequently added a tail to a robotic car they...


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Sinai Agama, Pseudotrapelus Sinaitus
2013-06-18 13:57:51

The Sinai Agama (Pseudotrapelus sinaitus) is an agamid lizard. It's found in arid areas in a variety of locations, including southeastern Libya, eastern Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, eastern Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Oman. This lizard has a tail length of up to 9.8 inches, the tail accounting for up to 2/3 of the total length of the lizard. The tail and limbs are long and thin and allow for satisfactory running and climbing...

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2005-06-23 09:42:44

Agamas (or Agamids) are the Agamidae family of lizards. This family contains more than 300 species located throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and a few in Southern Europe. They are very similar to the American sister group of iguanas. Agamas are active at day and many species are perfectly adapted to a life in hot deserts. Others live in the trees of tropical rainforests. Agamas have well-developed, strong legs. Their tail can't be shed and regenerated like in some other lizard groups....

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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