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2009-06-30 06:50:00

On Foot, Client and Consultant Tackle Marketing Issues Step by Step GOSHEN, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- If an entrepreneur or professional needs advice, they normally talk it out with a coach or consultant by phone or in an office. When marketing guru Marcia Yudkin read about a Seattle consultant arranging short "pick my brain" sessions at a local cafe, she liked the idea of an informal face-to-face setting. And since she lives in the woods and takes a long walk or hike just about every...

2009-06-09 13:50:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 80 years, Courage Center, the Minnesota-based non-profit rehabilitation and resource center, has been a leader in incorporating new and innovative technologies into their therapies. That legacy continues today: Courage Center Forest Lake is the first site in the midwest to offer Interactive Metronome Gait Mate(R) which focuses on improving a person's walking pattern. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090609/CG30042) The IM Gait...

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2009-06-02 13:56:41

Turbulence hampers flight for various bee species, and possibly other insects New research shows some bees brace themselves against wind and turbulence by extending their sturdy hind legs while flying. But this approach comes at a steep cost, increasing aerodynamic drag and the power required for flight by roughly 30 percent, and cutting into the bees' flight performance. The findings are detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Wind is a universal part of life for...

2009-04-29 08:28:43

- Living beings and inanimate phenomena may have more in common than previously thought.At least that is the view of Duke University engineer Adrian Bejan and Penn State biologist James Marden.What they believe connects the two worlds is a theory that flow systems "“ from animal locomotion to the formation of river deltas -- evolve in time to balance and minimize imperfections. Flows evolve to reduce friction or other forms of resistance, so that they flow more easily with time. This...

2009-04-07 09:00:00

DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- From Los Angeles to New York, thousands will set off on a new path to fitness tomorrow. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/americanheartassociation/37624/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/NY95533 ) It's part of the American Heart Association's National Start! Walking Day, when people from all walks of life will trek 30 minutes on paths that cities across the country deem "walker friendly." The...

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2009-01-26 14:05:34

Despite the fact that most of us see our four-legged friends walking around every day, most of us-including many experts in natural history museums and illustrators for veterinary anatomy text books-apparently still don't know how they do it. A new study published in the January 27th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, shows that anatomists, taxidermists, and toy designers get the walking gait of horses and other quadruped animals wrong about half the time. That's despite the...

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2009-01-23 08:12:59

The full parking lots at gyms everywhere tell the story. People have decided to make fitness a part of their New Year's resolutions. Taking precautions before you start an exercise program can ensure that your workout is helping rather than hurting, said an expert at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. "Exercising and losing weight are good steps to improving overall health and important for treating several medical conditions. However, just like any other lifestyle change, a workout...

2009-01-07 09:52:46

Pterosaurs have long suffered an identity crisis. Pop culture heedlessly "” and wrongly "” lumps these extinct flying lizards in with dinosaurs. Even paleontologists assumed that because the creatures flew, they were birdlike in many ways, such as using only two legs to take flight.Now comes what is believed to be first-time evidence that launching some 500 pounds of reptilian heft into flight required pterosaurs to use four limbs: two were ultra-strong wings which, when folded...

2009-01-01 20:34:35

A lack of cash need not prevent fulfilling resolutions this new year to get fit, given that walking is esentially free of cost, a U.S. doctor advises. Dr. Melina Jampolis, author of the book, The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet, says walking is an effective way to get fit. For a little extra motivation, find a walking group in your community and keep an accurate pedometer at the ready -- especially one that can easily be placed in a pocket or a bag -- to monitor your progress, ensuring you get all the...

2008-12-30 07:00:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For the majority of Americans, maintaining gym memberships and expensive outdoor activities may become more difficult to afford as their primary ways to lose weight or stay in shape in 2009. But walking, one of the easiest and most cost-effective forms of exercise is the perfect activity to help achieve fitness goals and decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. (Logo: NewsCom:...


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 bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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