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Fingerprinting With Footsteps
2011-09-08 07:45:56

  Every person´s gait is so unique that their way of walking could be used as a way of identifying them, according to a new study published on Wednesday. The study, led by Todd Pataky at Shinshu University in Japan, looked at the barefoot walking characteristics of 104 volunteers, such as the way the heel strikes the ground, the way the forefoot rolls and how the foot pushes off. The researchers found that footstep patterns identified each person with 99.6 percent accuracy,...

2011-07-19 09:07:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GAITS announced today that they have partnered with the University of New Mexico School of Engineering and have funded a scholarship in GAITS' name to support students who are studying in the field of Information Technology.. With this gift, GAITS reaffirms its commitment to the local community in Albuquerque where we currently have over 200 employees working in this field. It is the GAITS philosophy to always be good corporate citizens and...

2011-06-21 14:47:00

RESTON, Va., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Analytic Information Technology Services, LLC (GAITS), a premier provider of information technology, energy technology, and cybersecurity solutions to the Department of Energy and other federal government customers, has received a minority investment from FedCap Partners, LLC. "GAITS has a very attractive position in the expanding federal energy market with contracts at multiple DOE National Laboratories," stated Leslee Belluchie, Managing...

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. Knees provide approximately one-fifth or less of walking or running power. The research could help inform the best ways of building assistive...

2011-03-31 00:00:27

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has named a Missouri Fox Trotter its Horse of the Year for the third time. The Kansas Kowboy D, owned by John Brandreth of Georgia-based Brandreth Farms is the 2010 FOSH Horse of the Year, earning more than 1000 FOSH show points. "Kowboy" was the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association's (MFTHBA) World Grand Champion Open Versatility horse in 2010 with six World Championships, and was an MFTHBA gaited performance champion, winning four World Championships...

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. This discovery is of relevance to welfare in the poultry industry where birds are bred to be heavier. Ultimately better understanding the physiology of a natural animal model of extreme weight gain could one day lead to improving the welfare and meat yield of domesticated breeds and so contribute to preventing a future...

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, according to a study in the January 5 issue of JAMA. "Remaining years of life vary widely in older adults, and physicians should consider life expectancy when assessing goals of care and treatment plans. However, life expectancy based on age and sex alone provides limited information because survival is also influenced by health and...

2011-01-05 09:02:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Walking fast may do more than just help you get somewhere quickly. A new study reveals those who have faster walking speeds live longer lives. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh analyzed data on more than 34,000 adults who were 65 years of age or older. They measured gait speed for each participant using distance in meters and time in seconds. Results showed walking speed was associated with differences in survival, especially among those who were older than...

2010-08-30 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, AUGUST 31: TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES Profile America -- Tuesday, August 31st. A unique exhibition is under way in Shelbyville, Tennessee -- the 72nd annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The festival started last...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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