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Saving Energy When Walking

With a bicycle, a trained human can travel up to 250 km/day, purely on his own energy. Yours faithfully for instance traveled with friends by bike from Holland to Denmark (4 days), Venice (7 days) and several times to Switzerland in 5 days, a long, long time ago, complete with tent and cooking gear.

Now scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have found out that it is possible by using springs, to ease walking and achieve an effect as if you have just put down a backpack of 4 kilo:

[nature.com]
[spiegel.de] – Energie-Ersparnis: Mit diesem Federstiefel läuft es sich leichter

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