13 JUN 2013 by mxplx

 Cheetah's acceleration, not speed,key to their success

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-cheetah-power-key-success.html#jCp
Folksonomies: success strategy
Folksonomies: success strategy

latest issue of Nature, highlighted that the hunting success of the cheetahs is attributed to acceleration and ability to change direction very rapidly.

power to rapidly accelerate—not just speed alone—is the key to the cheetah's hunting success, said study lead author, Alan Wilson. He's professor of locomotive biomechanics at the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London.

03 MAY 2011 by ideonexus

 Inter-Species Competition

A gazelle on the African savanna is trying not to be eaten by cheetahs, but it is also trying to outrun other gazelles when a cheetah attacks. What matters to the gazelle is being faster than other gazelles, not being faster than cheetahs. (There is an old story of a philosopher who runs when a bear charges him and his friend. "It's no good, you'll never outrun a bear," says the logical friend. "I don't have to." replies the philosopher. "I only have to outrun you.") In the same way, psycholo...
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Members of a species compete with one another as well as with other species.