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2011-05-25 14:38:41

In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions – and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions – researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run.

2011-03-15 00:00:29

By picking up walking speed early on, seniors can greatly enhance the benefits of walking – including improving their chances of living longer.

2011-02-02 12:54:23

Researchers report that an arctic relative of the grouse has evolved to cope with its extreme environment by moving efficiently at high speeds or when carrying winter weight.

2011-01-05 13:09:34

In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults was associated with increased length of survival.

2011-01-05 09:02:06

Walking fast may do more than just help you get somewhere quickly.

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2010-01-27 15:55:00

Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot.

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2010-01-22 10:51:15

New evidence identifies critical variable imposing biological limit to running speed.

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2010-01-17 13:55:00

Göttingen scientists develop an autonomous walking robot that flexibly switches between many different gaits by using "chaos control."

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2009-12-23 07:15:00

Arizona State University researchers have developed a prosthetic device that literally puts the spring back into an amputee's step.

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2009-07-29 11:13:43

Scientists have discovered that the reason we swing our arms while we walk can be attributed to our body’s natural ability to conserve energy.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).