Tag Archives: Biomechanics

Animal Athletes: BEACONites introduce kids to biomechanics

‘How do animals jump so high?’, ‘Why are some animals so fast?’, and ‘How do kangaroos hop?’ were just a few of the questions kids and their families had a chance to explore at the ‘Animal Athletes’ Science Saturday program … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Walk This Way

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Anne Gutmann. In the classic Monty Python skit “Ministry of Silly Walks”,  the comedian John Cleese demonstrates a series of hilariously weird and wacky walks while … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: How do geckos stick to the wall?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Idaho graduate student Travis Hagey. I am a fourth year grad student in Dr. Luke Harmon’s lab at the University of Idaho. My thesis looks at how geckos (and … Continue reading

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