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Big Cats Love Calvin Klein's Obsession
2013-10-15 04:12:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the jury’s still out on which cologne is most appealing to women, researchers from the Bronx Zoo in New York have discovered that Calvin Klein’s “Obsession for Men” is the most effective fragrance on the market at appealing to large feline species such as cheetahs, jaguars and the panthers. Experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) facility began conducting the scent-based experiments starting in 2010, and...

2013-10-09 23:28:49

Cheetah will be providing an updated look at its next generation of applications and services. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Cheetah Software Systems, Inc., a cloud-based transportation logistics solutions provider, will be exhibiting at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Global Conference on October 20 – 23, 2013 in Denver, UT. In addition to demonstrating the Cheetah Logistics Operations Optimization Platform (LOOP) ™, Cheetah will be...

WildCat Robot Unveiled By Boston Dynamics In New Video
2013-10-07 04:47:22

[ Watch the Video: WildCat Robot Can Cover All Terrains ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Boston Dynamics, who just over a year ago established a new land-speed record for robots with legs, has unveiled its latest creation, a four-legged machine designed to travel quickly on all types of terrain. The robot, which is known as the WildCat, is being developed by the Massachusetts-based engineering firm with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects...

2013-10-03 23:33:26

Cheetah will be providing an updated look at its next generation applications and services. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 Cheetah Software Systems, Inc., a cloud-based transportation logistics solutions provider, will be exhibiting at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition on October 19-22, 2013 in Orlando, FL. In addition to demonstrating the Cheetah Logistics Operations Optimization Platform (LOOP) ™, Cheetah will also be providing an...

Cheetahs Adapt To Prey Hunting Strategy
2013-09-05 12:06:37

[ Watch the Video: You Can't Cheat A Cheetah ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheetahs are not only the world's fastest land animal, but new research shows that they are actually able to anticipate the escape tactics of their prey. Researchers attached GPS and accelerometers to cheetahs to gather data about how quickly the cats hunt. In a report in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters, they wrote that cheetahs are able to adapt to the varying escape tactics...

Robotic Cat Based On Feline Anatomy
2013-06-17 13:56:19

Watch the video “A Robot That Runs Like A Cat” Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many robotics engineers are turning to nature for inspiration, and a team from the prestigious École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in France has developed a new robot based on detailed observations of a house cat. The EPFL researchers say practical applications of the "cheetah-cub robot” could include search and rescue...

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...

2013-05-15 23:26:24

The Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning (http://www.CheetahLearning.com) know something about projects, whether it´s a complex job with considerable resources or a weekender of reorganizing the garage. That´s why they´re offering the new “PM of Spring Cleaning” course at a special “Get Started Now” rate throughout the month of May. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 As Benjamin Franklin once observed, “If you fail to plan,...


Latest Cheetah Reference Libraries

Giant Cheetah, Acinonyx pardinensis
2012-10-27 17:25:42

The giant cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis) is an extinct species of cat that is the closest relative of the modern cheetah. This species could be found in Europe during the early and middle years of the Pleistocene. Its range included Germany, France, India, and China, and it shared this range with leopards and jaguars. It is thought that competition with these smaller cats may have caused the giant cheetah’s extinction. The giant cheetah is thought to have been twice the size of modern...

Acinonyx Kurteni
2012-10-27 17:20:10

Acinonyx kurteni is an extinct, carnivorous species classified in the Felidae family. This cat was native to Asia in the Late Pliocene, around 2.5 million years ago. It was first described in 2008, and is the most primitive species of cheetah known. Its discovery defends the modern cheetah’s Old World origin. There are some differences between the two species, but these are mainly in the mouth area. Since its classification and formal description, some have asserted that the Acinonyx...

Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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2007-01-19 19:19:34

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is a rare critically endangered subspecies of the cheetah found primarily in Iran. It is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. It lives in a vast fragmented desert and although recently extinct in India it is also known as the Indian cheetah. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h). The cheetah is well known for its amazing...

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