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Bungee-powered backpack can lighten your load, University of Pennsylvania researcher says

...k carrying the load is suspended from the frame by bungee cords. Last year, Rome, an expert in the physics ...f springs, the load is suspended by very compliant bungee cords. "The ergonomic backpack reduces the force of the load on the wearer by reducing the effect of...

New ergonomic backpack lightens the load

... The backpack's design, which suspends loads using bungee cords, reduces the energetic cost of carrying weig... wearer's shoulders and joints. By using stretchy bungee cords, Rome's ergonomic backpack suspends the load and allows it to stay at a nearly constant height...

Tiny shock absorbers help bacteria stick around inside the body

... tip that lets them cling to surfaces. The coiled, bungee cord-like structure of the protrusions helps the bacteria hang on tightly, even under rough fluid flow inside the body, researchers report in the journal PLoS Biology. A group of researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle and ETH Zurich ...

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(Date:8/27/2014)... to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we ... is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear ... movements. , This interplay between movement and hearing also ... evidence has long suggested that the brain,s motor cortex, ... gives rise to our conscious perception of sound. , ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a baby ... containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one ... overseen by a caretaker, according to a new study ... Hedrick and Peter Dodson led the work, collaborating with ... the specimen is held. Hedrick is a doctoral student ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in ... plays a central role in depression. In the journal ... lacking the ability to make serotonin in their brains ... did not show depression-like symptoms. , Donald Kuhn ... Center and Wayne State University School of Medicine note ...
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