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Hummingbirds Hovering Is Beautifully Complex

Hummingbird's Hovering Is Beautifully Complex

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the many reasons why hummingbirds are so enchanting is the mystery of how they are able to move as they do, hovering near flowers as they consume nectar before darting with incredible...

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2014-10-30 08:30:50

LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC Group, Inc.

Bats Change Their Strategy When Food Is In Short Supply
2014-09-05 03:10:26

Bats could be more flexible in their echolocation behavior than previously thought

Flapping Baby Birds Provide Clues To Origin Of Flight
2014-09-02 03:34:43

How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their “arms” to get aloft?

cyborg moth drone
2014-08-21 06:46:03

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to convert moths into miniature drones by electronically manipulating their flight muscles and monitoring the signals the insects use to control them.

Greater mouse-eared bat
2014-07-24 05:09:35

The manner in which bats use echolocation has long been of interest to scientists, but new research shows that bats use more than echolocation to get around.

2014-05-31 23:03:17

June is notorious for bat infestations as many bat species migrate into increasingly residential areas in search of food and shelter.

3D Movie From Inside Live Flying Insects
2014-03-31 09:11:47

The flight muscles moving inside flies have been filmed for the first time using a new 3D X-ray scanning technique.

2014-03-27 23:04:03

University of Maryland scientists discover that male big brown bats emit a special call - different than the ones they use to navigate in flight - that tells their comrades to “back off” from

bats and light pollution
2014-03-11 10:22:41

New findings published in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology show that seed-dispersing bats avoid feeding in light-polluted areas.

2014-02-24 23:04:07

Horne’s Pest Control Company offers tips on dealing with bats as they come back from hibernating all winter. Martinez, GA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014


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Brandt’s Bat, Myitus brandtii
2013-10-11 08:07:41

The Brandt’s bat has a large population in northwest of England but is endangered in Austria. The Brandt’s Bat has shaggy brown fur with a pale grey belly. This bat is not a large bat and weighs less than half an ounce and measures up to two inches long. Its wingspan is more than triple its body length at 7.5 to 9.5 inches. Brandt’s bat eats only insects (insectivorous) and is not blind. However, echolocation is used for “night-vision,” so that while hunting at night it does...

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