Texting while walking impairs stride, poses risks
Texting while walking impairs a person's ability to follow a straight line and keep a normal pace, and may pose risks to pedestrians according to a study out Wednesday.
Walking the walk: What sharks, honeybees and humans have in common
A mathematical pattern of movement called a Lévy walk describes the foraging behavior of animals from sharks to honey bees, and now for the first time has been shown to describe human hunter-gatherer movement ...
Men tend to walk slower when walking with romantic partners
When walking with female romantic partners, males tend to slow down by about 7%, according to new research published Oct 23 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, by Cara Wall-Scheffler and colleagues at Seattle Pacific Univer ...
Walking robots: it's all in the hips, say Japan researchers
Robot researchers in Japan have proved what entertainers from Elvis Presley to Miley Cyrus knew all along: the secret is in the hips.
World Space Walk 2013: Three Mars analogue spacesuit teams perform simultaneous experiments
One of the key elements of equipment for a future human expedition to Mars will be a spacesuit that allows astronauts to roam the Martian surface. Now, for the first time, three Mars analogue suit development ...
A robot that jumps, flips, and does pull-ups
RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back.
Same beat set to different tunes changes walkers' pace
Personal tastes in music have little to do with how we keep time to a tune while walking, according to research published July 10 by Marc Leman and colleagues from Ghent University, Belgium in the open access journal PLOS ON ...
Research team proposes mathematical model that examines multiple walking patterns and movements in adults older than 65
Older adults diagnosed with brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease often feel a loss of independence because of their lack of mobility and difficulty walking. To better understand and improve these mobility ...
WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk
Russian astronauts to take Olympic torch on space walk
Russian astronauts will take an unlit Olympic torch on a space walk ahead of the country's hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the deputy head of the Russian space agency said on Sunday.
More efficient and reliable robotic-control systems
When a robot is moving one of its limbs through free space, its behavior is well-described by a few simple equations. But as soon as it strikes something solid—when a walking robot's foot hits the ground, ...
Russia to send woman to space in 2014
Russia will send a female cosmonaut into space for the first time in two decades next year, an official at the space training centre said Wednesday.
Anthropologist finds large differences in gait of early human ancestors
China 'plans manned space launch' in 2013
China is aiming to launch its next manned space mission as early as June 2013, state media reported Saturday, as the country steps up its ambitious exploration programme.