A high-tech twist on an old idea – running on springs – could give human-powered movement its biggest boost in more than a century.
Body mass matters in rugby. But other factors play a bigger role in determining victory.
It probably sounds bad or uncomfortable to you. But stiffness is part of what gives elite athletes the spring in their muscles.
Understanding geckos' movements could lead to better robots.
There are many factors that set elite runners apart from other runners, including training volume, physiology, tendon function and running technique.
Athletes competing in para hockey at the Paralympic Games in South Korea have unique biomechanical skills. A Canadian researcher explains how beginners in the sport can improve their skating skills.
For those with reduced mobility and even just the normally aging, stairs can pose a big problem. A cheap and efficient new prototype could help.
New research reveals how flamingos can stand – and even sleep – on one leg for so long.
These birds spend long periods, often asleep, standing on one leg. Is it passive biomechanics or active nervous system control of their muscles that allows them to do easily what's impossible for us?
Running shoes with springs in the soles have been touted as the next big thing in shoe design. But they won't turn a weekend warrior into an Olympian.
How do a frog's tongue and saliva work together to be sticky enough to lift 1.4 times the animal's body weight? Painstaking lab work found their spit switches between two distinct phases to nab prey.
The rise of India's Ravichandran Ashwin is down to both art and science.
These athletes have the strength, speed and spring to jump over 18 metres.
Even the best engineered filters get clogged eventually. Fish mouths have evolved structures that create unique fluid dynamics patterns that solve that problem.
What does it take to keep a bicycle upright and moving, without crashing?
At the nexus of medical science, engineering, computer science and 3D printing is the biofabricator, a new career for the 21st century.
The decisions an animal makes when escaping a predator can mean the difference between life or death.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles... but first we have to figure out how they do it.
Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They're nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.