News tagged with climbing

'Blowing' a slope into place

Research scientists have developed a new method for stabilising areas with difficult soil mechanics. The concept is based on blowing expanded clay (Leca) spheres into enormous "sausage skins" made from geotextiles.

Jun 28, 2013 4 / 5 (2) 0

Reduce energy bill with stair climbing

A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is embarking on a stair climbing challenge to decrease the energy expenditure of businesses and to improve the health and ...

Mar 08, 2011 4.3 / 5 (7) 0

Robot climbs walls (w/ Video)

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds - the first such robot ...

Aug 05, 2010 4.6 / 5 (5) 2 | with audio podcast

How high can a climber go?

The maximum time an athlete is able to continue climbing to exhaustion may be the only determinant of his/her performance. A new European study, led by researchers from the University of Granada, the objective ...

Jan 08, 2010 2 / 5 (1) 0

Keeping children safe: Rethinking design

Injury is the leading cause of death for children over the age of 1 in industrialized countries and improving the safety of the manmade (built) environment will benefit children's health, according to an article in CMAJ (Canad ...

Oct 05, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0