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GPS Collars Track Domestic Cats
2013-06-15 05:22:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, has teamed up with BBC Two´s Horizon program to miniaturize GPS tracking collars, originally used to study hunting cheetahs in Botswana, to follow 50 domestic cats in a Surrey Village. The cats were also outfitted with cat-cams that were turned on by the collar´s activity sensor when the cat was moving. In this groundbreaking study, the wanderings...

Tracking Study Reveals Amazing Acceleration Of The Cheetah
2013-06-13 06:23:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheetahs have long been known as the fastest land animal on Earth, yet previous measurements of their top speed have only been done on captive populations. Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College´s Structure & Motion Laboratory have for the first time captured detailed information not only about top speed of these felines, but overall hunting dynamics of cheetahs in the wild. The study is published in the current...

2013-05-31 23:14:38

Alan Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick and Company, to deliver keynote address. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Alan Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick and Company, will receive the first ever honorary degree granted by Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) at its commencement ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wilson will also deliver the keynote commencement address to more than 300 graduating students and guests at the ceremony...

Cheetah vs. Greyhound: Which One Is Faster?
2012-06-22 07:27:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com With Cheetahs going from 0 to 60 mph in around three seconds, they can easily outpace last year´s Ford Mustang, but just what propels the world´s quickest land animal to record rates? That´s what a team of UK and South African researchers set out to find out in comparing them to greyhounds, according to their report in the latest edition of The Journal of Experimental Biology. “Cheetahs and greyhounds are known to use a rotary gallop...

2011-08-03 14:36:00

Attorneys General John Suthers (CO), Greg Zoeller (IN) and Alan Wilson (SC) Join Distinguished Speaker Line-up STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) and a panel of some of the nation's most influential state attorneys general have been added to the program for the Third Annual Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference held on August 19-20, 2011, it was announced. The panel will feature Attorneys General Alan Wilson (SC), John Suthers...

2009-07-10 15:15:00

A team of British researchers is working to discover why cheetahs are the world's fastest animals. Using high-speed cameras and a sensitive track, the scientists are studying North African cheetahs from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which are known to reach speeds of 64mph within just a few paces. "The cheetah is fascinating because it can run 50% faster than any of the other animals we are familiar with, so in terms of understanding what limits how fast you can run, the cheetah is a wonderful animal to...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'