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Understanding Undulatory Swimming Motions In Sandfish
2013-06-05 08:57:24

Georgia Institute of Technology What do swimmers like trout, eels and sandfish lizards have in common? According to a new study, the similar timing patterns that these animals use to contract their muscles and produce undulatory swimming motions can be explained using a simple model. Scientists have now applied the new model to understand the connection between the electrical signals and body movement in the sandfish. Most swimming creatures rely on an undulating pattern of body...

2013-05-31 23:25:58

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee teamed with Intel, using the Ultrabook and Endless Pool® technology to develop the ℠Super Brownlee,´ which the brothers can race against in training. (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The Super Brownlee has arrived. Piecing together the best of champions Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Intel has developed a video game that allows the two to race against a hybrid Brownlee, created through 3D scanning. “The Super Brownlee combined the best of both of...

2013-05-30 23:21:18

eSafetyAlert.com reminds parents -- summer is the time to remember "layers of protection," pool alarms, and water safety tips to prevent child drowning accidents in pools, spas, and other water hazards. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 eSafetyAlert today announced that more than 250 children have drown in backyard swimming pools, spas and other water hazards in the first five months of the year. More than 1,000 children under age 19 years have been reported in...

2013-05-28 23:19:52

Cox Pools announces the opening of their new office on Highway 30-A in South Walton. The grand opening was held on May 16 in this expanding area. Panama City Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Cox Pools, the leading in quality craftsmanship pool building in the Southeast, announces the opening of their new office on the ever-expanding Highway 30-A in South Walton, to accommodate their growing customer base in the area. Plans to develop the new office were initiated by a growth trend in...

2013-05-26 23:00:22

Eight of this season´s Sierra College Wolverine swimmers were named to the Community College All-American Swimming Team announced Monday, May 20. To receive All-American status, a swimmer or diver must rank in the top 16 fastest times, or scores, in the nation among all community college swimmers /divers in that event. Rocklin, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 The Sierra College women´s swim team has a long history of producing amazing athletes, and this year is no exception. Leading the...

Local Swimming Pools A Cesspit Of Human Fecal Matter
2013-05-17 06:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just when you thought it was safe to take a dip in your local watering hole this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a study which found that many swimmers leave behind a little more than a good time in the pool. According to the health agency's data, more than half of the pools they tested contained fecal matter left behind by swimmers. More specifically, the study found that 58 percent...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.