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2013-10-16 23:35:55

This industry slipped during the recession but has since lifted itself up, bolstered by rising disposable income and falling unemployment. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Indoor Climbing Walls industry to its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 The Indoor Climbing Walls industry slipped during the recession but has since lifted itself up, bolstered by rising disposable income and falling unemployment....

Did A Dexterous Hand Or An Agile Foot Evolve First
2013-10-07 11:16:58

RIKEN Resolving a long-standing mystery in human evolution, new research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute indicates that early hominids developed finger dexterity and tool use ability before the development of bipedal locomotion. Combining monkey and human behavior, brain imaging, and fossil evidence, a research team led by neurobiologist Dr. Atsushi Iriki and including Dr. Gen Suwa, an anthropologist from the University of Tokyo Museum, have overturned the common assumption that...

2013-10-02 23:32:21

Fitness enthusiasts can now climb and do a mixture of resistance, suspension, and vertical training all in the privacy and convenience of their home. (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Terry McCall, inventor of the Freedom Climber (a non-motorized rotating climbing wall which has been featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition and the DIY network’s Man Cave), has expanded the function of his unique wall system to include resistance training, body weight suspension training and vertical training....

2013-08-05 23:19:45

Michelle Champlin, Founder & CEO of Dubai Podiatry Centre, the UAE's leading foot, ankle, leg and hip clinic, explores the pros and cons of barefoot running which has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Is it all good and can anyone run 'barefoot'? Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 What is barefoot running? The rationale for barefoot running is to run in a more 'natural' way with your forefoot striking the ground first. Barefoot aficionados claim that...

2013-07-18 23:01:12

Parallel-positioning specialist PI introduces a low-cost, yet high performance micro-positioning hexapod, a parallel kinematic platform that provides motion with 6-degrees of freedom. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 PI (Physik Instrumente), a global leader in high precision motion control solutions, adds a lower-cost hexapod to its large family of parallel positioning devices. Hexapods produce motion in all 6 degrees of freedom i.e. XYZ as well as pitch, yaw and roll. The new H-820...

The Land Invasion Race: The Evolution Of Fins To Limbs
2013-07-07 19:51:23

Society for Experimental Biology Why did animals with limbs win the race to invade land over those with fins? A new study comparing the forces acting on fins of mudskipper fish and on the forelimbs of tiger salamanders can now be used to analyze early fossils that spanned the water-to-land transition in tetrapod evolution, and further understand their capability to move on land. Research conducted by Sandy Kawano and Richard Blob at Clemson University compared terrestrial locomotion in...

Bipedal Rodents Survive In The Desert Using Jumps, Hops And Skips
2013-07-07 18:35:07

Society for Experimental Biology [ Video 1 ] [ Video 2 ] Researchers have found that bipedal desert rodents manage to compete with their quadrupedal counterparts by using a diverse set of jumps, hops and skips. A new study, to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in Valencia on July 6, suggests that it is this unpredictable movement that allows the bipedal rodents to coexist in Old World deserts with quadrupedal rodents. Research headed by Talia Moore at...

2013-06-30 23:02:28

Hexapod and parallel kinematics precision positioning specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) recently added close to 40,000 square feet of production floors, metrology labs and R&D office space to its factory in Karlsruhe, Germany. Auburn, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 A significant amount of the new production area is used for the manufacture of high-load hexapods—six-axis motion systems capable of moving loads of up to five tons with sub-micrometer precision. To verify the accuracy of...


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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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