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Ancient Artificial Toes Are First Prosthetics
2012-10-02 21:14:02

Researchers determined that ancient Egyptian artificial toes may have had more than just cosmetic purposes, but may actually have been the world's first prosthetic body parts.

Anatomy Of Running Focuses On Biomechanics Of The Body
2012-08-13 09:13:37

When it comes to modern era distance running, experts have mixed opinions: some say humans are born to run while others say our bodies need careful cross training to stay healthy.

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

It’s confirmed: walking is back in style. The 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.

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

Talking on a phone and walking at the same time. Texting while not looking forward. Listening to music and playing a video game simultaneously. According to government officials and safety experts, distracted walking is a growing issue.

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

Bio-inspired microrobot 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 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.

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),

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®

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2012-07-06 21:43:10

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.


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 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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