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Latest Locomotion Stories

Shoes That Replicate Being Barefoot May Be Bad For Your Bones
2013-03-07 15:06:55

If you’ve expressed any interest in exercise on Google or ‘liked’ a themed race on Facebook, you have, more likely than not, had targeted advertising pop-ups introducing you to the growing trend of minimalist and barefoot footwear.

Running Cockroaches Give Robotics A Fast Track To Success
2013-02-23 08:28:09

Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that running cockroaches begin to recover from being pushed sideways even before their nervous systems kick in to tell their legs what to do. The research team hopes that these new insights on the stabilization of biological systems could one day help engineers design steadier robots.

Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution.

2013-01-07 10:12:22

Going against the flow is always a challenge, but some waterfall-climbing fish have adapted to their extreme lifestyle by using the same set of muscles for both climbing and eating.

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.


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.