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More Adults Choose Walking For Better Health
2012-08-08 09:35:20

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s confirmed: walking is back in style. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revealed that six in 10 adults get their daily dose of exercise with walking. However, less than half of the adults are meeting the minimum amount of physical activity to boost their health. In particular, the Vital Signs report stated that sixty two percent of adults walked at least once for 10 minutes or more during a...

Hey You! Look Up! Distracted Walking A Growing Concern
2012-07-31 06:26:11

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Talking on a phone and walking at the same time. Texting while not looking forward. Listening to music and playing a video game simultaneously. These are just a few examples of distracted walking. According to government officials and safety experts, distracted walking is a growing issue. The Associated Press recently reported that the number of injuries related to distracted walking has more than quadrupled over the past seven...

Jumping Microrobot Mimics Water Strider
2012-07-29 08:40:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces that they have developed the very first bio-inspired microrobot that completely mimics a real water strider. Not only can this tiny device walk on water, but it can also jump up and down continuously just like the water strider. The jumping ability allows the robot to avoid obstacles on reconnaissance or other missions. Led by Qinmin Pan, the researchers...

The Olympics And Bare Feet
2012-07-27 10:32:52

Ethiopian runner Abebe Bikila made history when he earned a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. His speed and agility won him the gold, but it was barefoot running that made him a legend. When the shoes Bikila was given for the race didn't fit comfortably, he ditched them for his bare feet. After all, that's the way he had trained for the Olympics in his homeland. Racing shoeless led to success for Bikila, and now, more than 50 years later, runners are continuing to take...

2012-07-22 23:00:59

UK Runners Suffer from Stiff Upper Hips--Somax Performance Institute Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Somax Performance Institute (http://somaxsports.com), the world leader in analyzing, measuring and improving running mechanics, has found that British Olympic runners (with the exception of Mo Farah, who was born in Somalia) are much stiffer than British Olympic runners from 15-30 years ago, which explains why UK running records are 15-30 years old. Since their hips are also stiffer than...

2012-07-20 23:01:48

Zensah® Compression Apparel has been adopted for training and recovery by runners around the world Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Zensah® is the leading brand of compression apparel for athletes and creator of the number one selling compression leg sleeves for performance and recovery. Their compression sleeves and compression socks have become an essential tool for training and recovery among runners of all levels. Zensah® will be exhibiting at this year´s Rock...

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2012-07-06 21:43:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots are receiving a new pair of legs that are the most accurate to the human walking gait so far. Researchers have developed a set of robotic legs that they believe are the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner. Reporting in the Journal of Neural Engineering, the team said they built the neural architecture, musculoskeletal architecture and sensory feedback that humans have into the robot legs. They...

2012-06-02 23:01:08

Little girl falls 18 feet from a mobile climbing wall during a carnival at the Miami Marlins Stadium. Newcastle, CA (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 The Miami Marlins have been busy filtering questions from a climbing wall accident that caused an 11-year-old girl to fall 18 feet to the ground. News stations across the nation have been reporting the horrific video footage showing a climbing wall drop a little girl to the concrete floor, resulting in a concussion and serious back trauma. It was...

2012-05-11 23:03:51

Easy Walking is a premier designer and manufacturer of gait trainers to assist adults and children who have an impaired ability to stand or walk due to an injury, disability or illness. The Easy Walking gait trainers may even help people to stand and walk, even though they might not be able to do either on their own, offering an invaluable alternative to life in a wheelchair. If a potential user does have some moderate lower extremity strength, these gait training development devices from...

2012-05-09 09:32:41

People walking normally, women tottering in high heels and ostriches strutting all exert the same forces on the ground despite very differently-shaped feet, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The finding suggests that prosthetic lower limbs and robots' legs could be made more efficient by making them less human-like and more like the prosthetics used by 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius. Walking involves a...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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