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2010-03-21 08:20:00

Experiments show that fossil footprints made over 3 million years ago are the earliest direct evidence of early hominids using the kind of efficient, upright posture and gait now seen in modern humans.

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2010-02-25 06:45:00

The squirrels littering your lawn with acorns as they bound overhead will live to plague your yard longer than the ones that aerate it with their burrows.

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2010-02-12 11:10:00

Walking heels-first is less work than walking on your toes or balls of the feet.

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2010-02-12 08:25:00

Most animals don't think anything of breaking into a run: they switch effortlessly from walking to a high-speed bouncing run - but what about elephants.

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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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2010-01-25 14:25:00

A joint team from the University of Kansas and Northeastern University in China says that it has settled the long-standing question of how bird flight began.

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2010-01-22 10:51:15

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

2010-01-20 13:41:47

Treadmill training can be used to help people with Parkinson's disease achieve better walking movements, say researchers.

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2010-01-18 15:35:00

A group of scientists may have solved the mystery of how human hands became nimble enough to make and manipulate stone tools.

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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."


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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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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