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Image 1 - Bats Can Change Ear Shape To Make Their Hearing More Flexible
2011-11-15 05:24:09

Certain bats can deform the shapes of their ears in a way that changes the animal's ultrasonic hearing pattern. Within just one tenth of a second, these bats are able to change their outer ear shapes from one extreme configuration to another.

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2009-08-17 13:50:00

Using tiny crystals called quantum dots, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a highly sensitive test to look for DNA attachments that often are early warning signs of cancer.


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