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Chimps show food link to walking

Chimps show food link to walking

A study of chimpanzees gives tantalizing evidence that humans may have evolved upright walking in order to carry more food. A team of scientists from Oxford University, Cambridge, and Kyoto University tested the theory that two-legged (bipedal) walking should occur more of the time when animals are carrying prized but rare resources. The researchers put … learn more→

Wringing more energy out of everyday motions

Wringing more energy out of everyday motions

Randomness and chaos in nature, as it turns out, can be a good thing – especially if you are trying to harvest energy from the movements of everyday activities like walking. Duke University engineers believe they have come up with the theoretical underpinning that could lead to the development of energy harvesting devices that are … learn more→