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A team of robotics researchers have been hard at work in their lab to create a bipedal autonomous robot which has had some impressive results so far.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GAITS announced today that they have partnered with the University of New Mexico School of Engineering and have funded a scholarship in GAITS' name to support students who are studying in the field of Information Technology..
NY Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy offers information and advice aimed at preventing running injuries in a newly published book titled â€œRunning Without Injuryâ€ New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 NY Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy (NYSM) is pleased to introduce their newly published booklet, Running Without Injury.
Canadians aren't the only people concerned with weather, eh?
Why don't you ever see baby pigeons?
RESTON, Va., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Analytic Information Technology Services, LLC (GAITS), a premier provider of information technology, energy technology, and cybersecurity solutions to the Department of Energy and other federal government customers, has received a minority investment from FedCap Partners, LLC. "GAITS has a very attractive position in the expanding federal energy market with contracts at multiple DOE National Laboratories," stated Leslee Belluchie, Managing...
Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits.
In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions â€“ and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions â€“ researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run.
A University of Utah study shows that men hit harder when they stand on two legs than when they are on all fours.
Better infrastructure and targeted programs needed to encourage active travel, finds Rutgers professor and study leader John Pucher.
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...
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....
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.