News tagged with bikes
The average cost to the Australian economy of each quad bike related fatality is $AUD2.3 million, according to fresh research that tallied up the cost of lost earnings, emergency services, accident investiga ...
Health Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study suggests that triggers for migraine with aura may not be as strong as some people think. The research is published in the January 23, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academ ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 23, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis is one of the first to use technology to effectively measure the use of built environments—parks, greenways, trails and other man-made ...
Health Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Exercise duration is improved by exercising with a virtual partner, especially with a moderately superior partner, according to a study published in the October issue of the Annals of Behavioral Me ...
Health Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The key to motivation in physical activity may be feeling inadequate. One Kansas State University researcher found that those who exercised with a teammate whom they perceived to be better increased their workout time and ...
Health Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have confirmed what many cyclists in Toronto have long believed – that streetcar tracks are involved in nearly one-third of bicycle accidents.
Other Oct 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Certain types of routes carry much lower risk of injury for cyclists, according to a new University of British Columbia study on the eve of Vancouver's Bike to Work Week.
Health Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Men can significantly cut the visceral fat in their abdomen with one hour of interval sprinting per week instead of relying on seven hours of jogging a week for a similar result, according to new Australian research.
Overweight and Obesity Jun 29, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Cyclists in Washington, D.C. who use Capital Bikeshare for their daily commutes are much less likely to wear helmets than commuters on their own bikes. That is the finding from an observational study conducted by Georgetown ...
Health Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Women receiving care for breast cancer have significantly impaired cardio-pulmonary function that can persist for years after they have completed treatment, according to a study led by scientists at Duke University Medical ...
Cancer May 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study, testing the benefits of a virtual exercise partner, shows that the presence of a moderately more capable cycling partner boosts motivation to stick to an exercise program. The work by Brandon Irwin and colleagues, ...
Health May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The current logic surrounding the effectiveness of crush protection devices in preventing deaths and injuries caused by quad-bikes on farms, is flawed, according to new research.
Health Mar 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Children living in a neighborhood designed with a special bike trail were three times as likely as those in a traditional neighborhood to engage in vigorous physical activity, according to new research presented at the American ...
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults ...
Health Jan 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A bicycle, also known as a bike, pushbike or cycle, is a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other. A person who rides a bicycle is called a cyclist, or bicyclist.
Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide, twice as many as automobiles. They are the principal means of transportation in many regions. They also provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for such uses as children's toys, adult fitness, military and police applications, courier services and bicycle racing.
The basic shape and configuration of a typical upright bicycle has changed little since the first chain-driven model was developed around 1885. However, many details have been improved, especially since the advent of modern materials and computer-aided design. These have allowed for a proliferation of specialized designs for particular types of cycling.
The invention of the bicycle has had an enormous impact on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods. Several components that eventually played a key role in the development of the automobile were originally invented for the bicycle, including ball bearings, pneumatic tires, chain-driven sprockets, and spoke-tensioned wheels.
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