Archive: 30/06/2010

3-legged dogs boost robot research

The new research looked at walking and running techniques in dogs with fore-limb or hind-limb amputations, using a treadmill and a set of high-tech infra-red cameras.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Other
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Insect research gives humans six legs up

( -- You could say that Bert H├Âlldobler's career began during a childhood walk in the Bavarian woods with his father. The elder Holldobler turned over a rock out in the forest, exposing a colony of carpenter ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Tai Chi and Qigong Show Significant Health Benefits

An across-the-board review of the health effects of Qigong and Tai Chi finds these practices offer many physical and mental health advantages with benefits for the heart, immune system and overall quality of life.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Health
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Organic food can sabotage diet and weight-loss

( -- While organic food may contain fewer, if any, pesticides and additives, consumers mistakenly believe it also has fewer calories, say researchers at the University of Michigan.

dateJun 30, 2010 in Health
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