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Run, cheetah, run
A new algorithm enables MIT cheetah robot to run and jump, untethered, across grass. (2014-09-15)

How the cat got his blotches
As any cat lover knows, distinct patterns of dark and light hair color are apparent not only in house cats but also in their wild relatives, from cheetahs to tigers to snow leopards. Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Stanford University, along with colleagues around the world, today reported new genetic findings that help to understand the molecular basis of these patterns in all felines. (2012-09-20)

Cheetahs never prosper: Energy expenditure linked to population decline
A new study from researchers in Europe, South Africa and at North Carolina State University suggests that the energy cheetahs spend looking for prey, rather than their high-speed hunting tactics or food stolen by other predators, may be to blame for their dwindling numbers. (2014-10-02)

SFSU Biologist Deciphers Desert Animals' Whistles And Drumbeats
A Biologist has studied the system of signals used by two related desert rodents in response to predators, and has deciphered the complex warning (1998-01-30)

ORNL computer 8th fastest in world
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has moved up 21 places to claim the No. 8 spot - and No. 1 in the Southeast -- in the Top500 list of fastest computers in the world. (2002-06-26)

Study documents catastrophic collapse of Sahara's wildlife
A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Zoological Society or London warns that the world's largest tropical desert, the Sahara, has suffered a catastrophic collapse of its wildlife populations. (2013-12-03)

Even Usain Bolt can't beat greyhounds, cheetahs...or pronghorn antelope
Even Usain Bolt, currently the fastest man in the world, couldn't outpace greyhounds, cheetahs, or the pronghorn antelope, finds a light-hearted comparison of the extraordinary athleticism of humans and animals in the Veterinary Record. (2012-07-27)

New discovery positions Smithsonian to bolster genetic diversity among cheetahs
Researchers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute have discovered why older females are rarely able to reproduce -- and hope to use this information to introduce vital new genes into the pool. SCBI scientists and collaborating researchers analyzed hormones, eggs and the uteri of 34 cheetahs at eight institutions, and determined that while the hormones and eggs of cheetahs older than 8 years appear normal, the animals' uterine tracks tend to suffer from abnormal cell growth, infections and cysts that prevent pregnancy. (2011-08-12)

The spring in your step is more than just a good mood
Scientists using a bionic boot found that during walking, the ankle does about three times the work for the same amount of energy compared to isolated muscles -- in other words, the spring in your step is very real and helps us move efficiently. (2008-04-23)

New NCAR, ORNL climate simulation doubles detail of previous models
Climate studies just doubled in resolution because of a new model developed and implemented by researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and run on the Cheetah supercomputer. (2002-06-26)

Report: Bushmeat pushes Southern African species to the brink
A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas and even complete ecological collapse. (2012-10-25)

New study further disputes notion that amputee runners gain advantage from protheses
A study by six researchers, including a University of Colorado at Boulder associate professor and his former doctoral student, shows that amputees who use running-specific prosthetic legs have no performance advantage over counterparts who use their biological legs. (2009-11-04)

Philandering female felines forgo fidelity
While promiscuity in the animal kingdom is generally a male thing, researchers for the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London have found that, in cheetah society, it's the female with the wandering eye, as reported in a paper in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2007-05-31)

Large carnivores with large geographic ranges better-studied
Scientists tend to study larger carnivores with larger geographic ranges than those with greater adaptability and broader diets. (2014-04-02)

Research-based exercise program turning preschoolers into 'Fit Kids'
Reuben Brough is running around a gym at a local youth center waving his hands in the air and screeching like a cheetah. A stream of children is in hot pursuit of him and four other students from the University of Vermont who implore the preschoolers to 'catch the cheetah.' It looks like total chaos, but there's a method to the madness, which is really a highly structured, research-based fitness program called Children and Teachers (CATs) on the Move. (2016-05-02)

Manatee subspecies genetically confirmed, but diversity challenge looms
The first genetic study to compare nuclear DNA of endangered Antillean manatees in Belize with Florida manatees confirmed their designation as separate subspecies. Belize's manatees, however, were found to have extremely low genetic diversity, raising questions about their long-term genetic viability. (2010-09-13)

ORNL, NCAR are official partners in climate studies
More accurate global climate models are in the forecast because of a collaboration between the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. (2004-03-08)

Media opportunity: Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture
On Earth Day, April 22, 2010, two leading US conservationists and recipients of this year's prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement -- one of the world's first international environmental awards to be established -- will deliver public lectures featuring their seminal work in restoring and protecting animal habitats. Both Tyler Prize Laureates are available for interviews. (2010-04-16)

Can big cats co-exist? Study challenges lion threat to cheetah cubs
New research into cheetah cub survival has refuted the theory that lions are a cub's main predator and that big cats cannot coexist in conservation areas. The study, published in the Journal of Zoology, found that cubs in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park were seven times more likely to survive then on the Serengeti Plains and that lions were not found to be the cubs' main predatory threat. (2013-12-02)

Inventor of Ossur's Flex-foot nominated for European Inventor of the Year 2008
Ossur, a trusted and global orthopaedics corporation and the developer of more scientifically advanced prosthetic innovations than any other company in the field, is pleased to announce that the inventor of its Flex-Foot, Van L. Phillips, has been nominated for the European Patent Office's Inventor of the Year 2008 award. (2008-04-16)

A robot that runs like a cat
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, EPFL's four-legged (2013-06-17)

A plan for reintroducing megafauna to North America
Dozens of megafauna (large animals over 100 pounds) -- such as giant tortoises, horses, elephants and cheetah -- went extinct in North America 13,000 years ago during the end of the Pleistocene. As is the case today in Africa and Asia, these megafauna likely played keystone ecological roles via predation, herbivory and other processes. What are the consequences of losing such important components of America's natural heritage? (2006-10-02)

Genes that paint fly derrieres hint at convergence
University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists have been able to document a rare example of molecular convergence, the process by which different animals use the same genes to repeatedly invent similar body patterns and structures. (2003-08-20)

New study links neurological disorders in captive felids to improper diet
New research study confirms connection between high incidence of spinal cord issues in cheetahs and lions kept as exotic pets in the United Arab Emirates with dietary deficiencies. 'The Role of Copper and Vitamin A Deficiencies Leading to Neurological Signs in Captive Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and Lions (Panthera leo) in the United Arab Emirates,' is published in Food and Nutrition Sciences. (2014-12-30)

'Rational drug design' identifies fragments of FDA-approved drugs relevant to emerging viruses
A massive, data-crunching computer search program that matches fragments of potential drug molecules to the known shapes of viral surface proteins has identified several FDA-approved drugs that could be the basis for new medicines -- if emerging viruses such as the H5N1 (avian flu) or H1N1/09 (swine flu) develop resistance to current antiviral therapies. (2009-12-06)

From Botswanan big cats to Surrey house cats
Scientists who designed GPS tracking collars to study hunting cheetahs in Botswana have miniaturized them to track 50 domestic cats in a Surrey village for a BBC program. The BBC also deployed cat-cams which were turned on by the collar's activity sensor when the cat was moving. 'The Secret Life of The Cat' is broadcast on BBC Two Horizon on Thursday June 13th 2013 at 21:00. (2013-06-14)

African wildlife databases benefit animal conservation efforts
The health and welfare of African lions, leopards and cheetahs are coming into focus - in Illinois. What is being learned, researchers say, will help with the management of the threatened big cats in Africa, as well as those in zoos throughout the world. (2001-09-28)

High-speed network connection ties top universities to ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new computer link to Atlanta is 200,000 times faster than the fastest dial-up connections typical of home computers and is expected to spur significant advances in science and economic development in the region and beyond. With the new link, a data file the size of the film (2002-08-14)

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2004
Story ideas from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory include Grains of insight into the grid, more bang for the buck and good vibrations. (2004-08-13)

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2006
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory include: Atom-scale switch, A warmer future, New genetics tool, and Potential CO2 vault. (2006-08-03)

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