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2014-08-31 23:05:19

Ebook Available from Walking-Canes.Net on topics concerning Gait Abnormalities Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Walking-Canes.Net has released several articles related to problems with gait walking and how a mobility device can help in making gait problems easier. The new ebook is now available for free download from the website that contains all of the news articles that were created by a medical doctor for this site. The articles deal with diseases that make walking a problem...

2014-08-14 23:11:49

Medicine in Motion discusses the benefits of minimalist or barefoot running and what runners should do to adequately prepare for the transition from the traditional running shoe. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Over the last few years, footwear manufacturers have attempted to mimic barefoot running with lines of minimalistic running shoes. But what exactly is minimal footwear? According to Harvard University, it is “any footwear that lacks high-cushioned heels, stiff soles and...

footfall sequences
2014-07-18 03:05:22

The University of Texas at Austin Contradicting earlier claims, “The Family That Walks on All Fours,” a group of quadrupedal humans made famous by a 2006 BBC documentary, have simply adapted to their inability to walk upright and do not represent an example of backward evolution, according to new research by Liza Shapiro, an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. Five siblings in the family, who live in a remote corner of Turkey, walk exclusively on their hands and...

2014-07-16 23:03:00

Precision Motion specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) introduces a new 6-axis positioning system with 1000lbs load capacity. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The new H-850KMLD hexapod provides 1µm minimum incremental motion over a 100mm travel range in XY and 0.5µm in the Z direction. The linear repeatability is ±1µm. All PI hexapods are delivered with a special hexapod controller, an extensive software package and are very easy to use and integrate. Hexapod...

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...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.