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2014-07-02 11:07:23

Society for Experimental Biology How do ants manage to move so nimbly whilst coordinating three pairs of legs and a behind that weighs up to 60% of their body mass? German scientists have recently developed a device that may reveal the answer. Measuring the forces generated by single limbs is vital to understanding the energetics of animal locomotion. However, with very small animals such as insects, this becomes problematic. Dr Reinhardt (Friedrich-Schiller University) used an elastic...

2014-04-15 23:06:06

Non-Profit Program Focuses On Inspiring and Mentoring Kids Through Sports New York, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Up2Us (up2us.org), a national not-for-profit organization leading the movement to promote sports as the solution to the critical challenges facing America’s youth, announced today the launch of its Ambassador Program and the signing of World Champion Rock Climber, Sasha DiGiulian, as its first Ambassador. Up2Us’ Ambassador Program offers professional athletes and coaches the...

2014-04-02 20:22:17

Falls are the #1 cause of accidental death and traumatic brain injuries for seniors. Falls are frequently associated with heart attacks, vertigo, blood pressure fluctuations, blood sugar fluctuations from diabetes, adverse reactions to medications, strokes and dizziness coinciding from respiratory disorders. Musculoskeletal or neurological disorders impair or change the way a person walks, also known as their gait, and gait changes lead to falls. LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 2, 2014...

2014-03-20 23:29:24

Fitness enthusiasts looking for a new and challenging workout can now climb, do vertical, suspension, and resistance training all at one station Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The Freedom Climber is an innovative rotating climbing wall that provides all the benefits of climbing in a safe and fun environment. It is the climber’s weight and action of climbing that causes the rotation. A non-motorized mechanism controls the rotational speed. As the climber climbs upward, the rotating...

2014-02-28 23:03:35

This winter has posed many challenges for home and business owners as well as drivers and pedestrians. With more wintry weather in the forecast, Attorney Jason Waechter reminds home and business owners to clear their sidewalks so pedestrians aren't forced to walk in the road, and asks drivers to watch carefully for people forced to walk in the street by poorly maintained sidewalks. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 By now, it’s safe to assume that most Michiganders are sick of...

2014-02-15 23:01:19

Grappone is hosting a contest to give away a two-month membership to Evo Rock in Concord, NH. Concord, NH (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 Grappone Automotive Group is giving away a two-month gym membership to Evo Rock, Concord, NH’s newest indoor rock climbing facility. Along with the two-month membership, the winner will also receive five guest passes so they can bring their family or friends along. This prize is valued at $315. In order to enter the contest, entrants must Like Grappone...

2014-01-22 23:30:03

Rock Climb Every Day, LLC, a locally owned and operated outdoor rock climbing school focused on novice climbers, announces its recent launch. Valley Village, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Rock Climb Every Day, LLC (RCED) uses the world-class climbing spots of Southern California to teach fundamental rock climbing skills and safety basics. Olga Strickland, owner of RCED, enthuses, “I wanted to share my love of rock climbing and give those who are starting out a positive, safe experience....

2013-11-13 23:02:13

New Zensah® Reflect Compression™ Helps Runners to be seen in Low Light Conditions Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Zensah® has announced their sponsorship of the 2013 National Running Safety Month alongside the Independent Running Retail Association. The goal of National Running Safety Month is to educate runners about the importance of being visible when running during dark hours. Products featured by Zensah® include the new Reflect Compression™ Leg Sleeves and...

Men Walk Slower For Lovers
2013-10-24 12:03:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every person has their own optimal walking speed, but men will slow that speed down if they are walking with the woman they love, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. Preferred walking speed is affected by the use of body mass and lower limb length, and men tend to have more of both. With this difference in mind, study researchers noted unique changes in behavior when mixed-sex couples were observed walking together, as...


Latest Locomotion Reference Libraries

Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2007-10-24 12:34:20

The Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantea), is a species of pangolin. The Giant Pangolin inhabits Africa with a range stretching along the Equator from West Africa to Uganda. It is found mainly in savanna, rainforest, and forest, where there is a large termite population and available water. It does not inhabit high altitude areas. The Giant Pangolin is the largest species of pangolin (scaly anteaters). It belongs to the Manidae family. It was first described by Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger in 1815....

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2005-09-09 07:46:52

The Water strider, (also known as: Skater, Pond Skater, Jesus Bug, Water Skeeter, water scooter, water skater, and Skimmer) is any of a number of predatory insects in the family Gerridae that rely on the surface tension of water to walk on top of it. They live on the surface of ponds, slow streams, marshes, and other quiet waters and can move very quickly (up to 1 m/s) over the surface of water. Aquarius remigis (formerly known as Gerris remigis) is one of the species in Gerridae known as...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.