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Body Undulations Of Fish And Eels
2013-06-24 15:47:54

Looking to biology for inspiration seems to be all the rage in engineering circles these days, and a team of scientists has discovered new insights into how undulations help a fish to swim.

Understanding Undulatory Swimming Motions In Sandfish
2013-06-05 08:57:24

What do swimmers like trout, eels and sandfish lizards have in common? According to a new study, the similar timing patterns that these animals use to contract their muscles and produce undulatory swimming motions can be explained using a simple model.

2013-06-03 23:04:03

Newest product of indoor climbing wall construction experts to provide climbing wall operators with economical alternative to the company’s premium seamless High Performance System

Terrain Played Evolutionary Role To Upright Walking In Humans
2013-05-24 13:22:24

Archaeologists from the University of York have challenged evolutionary theories about why our ancestors began walking upright. Publishing research in the journal Antiquity, the team wrote that our upright gait may have begun in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa.

2013-05-10 23:21:48

With the recent completion of a beautiful new beachfront villa, an array of magnificent limestone cliffs and long sandy beaches, the Krabi province of Thailand guarantees a perfect holiday for

Researchers Look At Muscle Adaptation In Response To Minimalist Running
2013-05-03 08:29:41

How do the muscles change when adapting to a new running style? This question led researchers at the University of Virginia to conduct a new one-of-a-kind study of runners currently transitioning from running using traditional shoes to minimalist running.

2013-04-22 23:04:24

The New Website Demonstrates the Advantages of the “Grip-N-Assist” Gait Belt with Handles, Showing How the Belt Solves the Leading Cause of Injury to Seniors Los

2013-04-04 12:18:44

Researchers in the UPV/EHU's department of Physical and Sports Education have worked with 21 players in the Athletic Club women's A team.


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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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