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2010-12-08 08:53:17

Flying insects' altitude control mechanisms are the focus of research being conducted in a Caltech laboratory under an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant that may lead to technology that controls altitude in a variety of aircraft for the Air Force. "This work investigates sensory-motor feedback mechanisms in the insect brain that could inspire new approaches to flight stabilization and navigation in future insect-sized vehicles for the military," said Dr. Willard Larkin, AFOSR...

2010-10-06 05:00:00

Thousands of Events in US Will Recognize the Role Walking and Bicycling to School Can Play in Student Health and Safety CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, thousands of students, parents and communities representing more than 3,200 schools across America are celebrating the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. It's International Walk to School Day! Now in its 13th year, this one-day event in the U.S. is a part of an international effort in more than...

2010-10-05 08:17:00

International Walk to School Day Activities Mark 11 Years of FedEx Support of Safe Kids Worldwide WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grants totaling $400,000 will be awarded by Safe Kids Worldwide to participants this October for its pedestrian safety program called Safe Kids Walk This Way, now in its eleventh year. Program sponsor FedEx will provide the grant funding for local environmental improvements and recognition of International Walk to School Day. "Improved...

2010-09-02 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents everywhere have wistful memories of it. Often uphill. Usually both ways. Now, the makers of Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaners are teaming up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to encourage parents to join their kids in this definitive childhood moment. Walking to school. October is International Walk to School Month. During the month of October, elementary and middle school students and their...

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2010-07-22 09:05:48

Sometimes divers, to their own painful dismay, do belly flops. But did you ever see a frog belly flop? That's just what primitive living frogs do, according to a new study by Dr. Richard Essner, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US, and colleagues, looking at the evolution of frog jumping and landing. They found that frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. This evolutionary split, characterized by an inability to rapidly rotate the limbs forward...

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2010-07-01 07:34:54

The flightless ostrich uses its wings very effectively in high-performance running and may provide valuable information about how its dinosaur ancestors moved, say researchers in Germany Once thought to be "evolutionary leftovers", new research has shown that ostriches in fact use their feathered forelimbs as sophisticated air-rudders and braking aids. According to the researchers, wing-use and hindlimb function in ostriches may help paleontologists in their quest to reconstruct locomotor...

2010-06-22 06:00:00

Families challenged to make "60 Miles in 60 Days" Summer Walking Pledge for Families WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Nature Rocks, a national program created to inspire and empower parents to take their families to play, explore and enjoy quality time in nature, announced a collaboration with the American Heart Association's Start! Initiative. Start! encourages increased physical activity among all Americans, emphasizing walking because it's easy, free and has the...

2010-06-15 07:01:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of American adults are not active, while one in four engages in little or no regular physical activity(1). With obesity and its associated health risks becoming a growing epidemic, Omron Healthcare, Inc. has announced the launch of new fitness products and an online training community to encourage increased physical activity, such as walking or running, to improve one's personal health. The Omron GOsmart community...

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2010-06-08 09:37:14

Geochemical findings could help explain facets of early human evolution, including the development of bipedalism East Africa's Turkana Basin has been a hot savanna region for at least the past 4 million years"”including the period of time during which early hominids evolved in this area"”says a team of researchers led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). These findings may shed light on the evolutionary pressures that led humans to walk upright, lose...

2010-06-08 01:28:00

LONDON, June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Improving your fitness during a holiday may seem quite the opposite of a relaxing break, but getting away from the daily grind and doing some energetic and revitalising exercise can be the perfect re-charge. It's all about using your free time away to allow you to indulge in the things you can't always fit into your normal routine. So, have look at realbuzz.com's 10 ideas for the perfect active holiday, each one guaranteed to give you your fitness...


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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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