Barefoot Running: How Humans Ran Comfortably and Safely Before the Invention of Shoes

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“Running barefoot or in minimal shoes is fun but uses different muscles,” said Harvard professor Daniel Lieberman. “If you’ve been a heel-striker all your life, you have to transition slowly to build strength in your calf and foot muscles.”

New research is casting doubt on the old adage, “All you need to run is a pair of shoes.”

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Predictive Powers: A Robot That Reads Your Intention?

European researchers in robotics, psychology and cognitive sciences have developed a robot that can predict the intentions of its human partner. This ability to anticipate (or question) actions could make human-robot interactions more natural.

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Calculate Body Shape Under Clothing

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AHhHHHHhhHHH!!! put those digital clothes back on!!!

Imagine you are a police detective trying to identify a suspect wearing a trench coat, baggy pants and a baseball cap pulled low. Or imagine you are a fashion industry executive who wants to market virtual clothing that customers of all shapes and sizes can try online before they purchase.

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