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2013-09-04 23:01:01

From Aug 25-27th, retailers got some unexpected support from an orthotic manufacturer. Massena, NY (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 Tri Hawk took its Nature-Fit orthotics to Toronto this week to help retailers with a growing problem, weak arch support. As shoe manufacturing locations have changed, so have manufacturing methods. Instead of a shoe being made to fit a foot, it is made to a flat profile and a foam insert slipped into it. The insert is supposed to be a mate to the bottom of the...

Human Feet Very Similar To Those Of Great Apes
2013-08-21 09:37:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As humans, we tend to think of ourselves as much more evolved than our fellow primates. However, new research from biologists at the University of Liverpool has revealed the human foot is much closer to the feet of great apes than previously thought. The study looked at the mechanics of the foot, the knowledge of which is based primarily on research conducted in the 1930s. Conventional models assert the evolution of arches in the...

2013-07-26 11:19:51

According to a new study, led by University of Texas at Austin anthropologists Gabrielle A. Russo and Liza Shapiro, the 9- to 7-million-year-old ape from Italy did not, in fact, walk habitually on two legs. The findings refute a long body of evidence, suggesting that Oreopithecus had the capabilities for bipedal (moving on two legs) walking. The study, published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Human Evolution, confirms that anatomical features related to habitual upright,...

Terrain Played Evolutionary Role To Upright Walking In Humans
2013-05-24 13:22:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Archaeologists from the University of York have challenged evolutionary theories about why our ancestors began walking upright. Publishing research in the journal Antiquity, the team wrote that our upright gait may have begun in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa, which was a terrain shaped by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates. "Our research shows that bipedalism may have developed as a response to the terrain,...

Researchers Study Earliest Evidence Of Human Hunting And Scavenging
2013-05-11 08:19:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New light has been shed on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some of the earliest human ancestors in Africa, according to a new study led by Baylor University. Early tool making humans, known as Oldowan hominin, started to exhibit a number of physiological and ecological adaptations beginning around two million years ago. These adaptations, including an increase in brain and body size, heavier investment in their...

Shoes That Replicate Being Barefoot May Be Bad For Your Bones
2013-03-07 15:06:55

WATCH VIDEO: [Caution on Barefoot Running Shoes] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you´ve expressed any interest in exercise on Google or ℠liked´ a themed race on Facebook, you have, more likely than not, had targeted advertising pop-ups introducing you to the growing trend of minimalist and barefoot footwear. On running trails and at races, the prevalence of ℠barefoot running´ has likely not gone unnoticed. In a new study by...

Grass Was Quite Yummy For Early Human Ancestors
2012-11-14 05:23:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our ancestors about 3.5 million years ago had a diet that mainly consisted of tropical grasses and sedges, according to a new study. Scientists reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that they extracted information from the fossilized teeth of three Australopithecus bahrelghazali individuals, which were the first early hominins excavated at two sites in Africa. "We found evidence suggesting that early...

Ancient Artificial Toes Are First Prosthetics
2012-10-02 21:14:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers determined that ancient Egyptian artificial toes may have had more than just cosmetic purposes, but may actually have been the world's first prosthetic body parts. Archaeologists found a three-part wood and leather toe dating from between 950 to 710 BC on a female mummy buried in Luxor, Egypt. They also found a toe made up of a papier maché mixture called cartonnage, dating back to before before 600 BC....

2012-04-09 23:00:03

Better balance equals maximum performance® in all sports especially baseball and softball. In order for athletes to be successful in baseball and softball, the ball of the foot must be on the ground. Dr. Steven L. Rosenberg and CEO of Foot Products Enterprises Inc, launches a new foot product: Instant Arches® Baseball and Softball for baseball and softball cleats that will improve the athlete's ability to become a more successful pitcher, hitter and fielder. (PRWEB) April 07, 2012...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.