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Latest Human echolocation Stories

fruit bat echolocation
2014-12-05 10:21:28

New research reveals that traditionally "non-echolocating" bat species actually use a rudimentary form of echolocation, but not from sounds emitted from their mouth or nose.

bats austin
2014-11-08 07:01:24

There are a lot of insects about, but in some parts of the world there are a lot of bats too, and with competitors sometimes numbering over a million, Mexican free-tailed bats resort to dirty tactics to gain an advantage in the hunt for food.

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2014-08-18 03:30:06

Decades of research on how bats use echolocation to keep a focus on their targets not only lends support to a long debated neuroscience hypothesis about vision but also could lead to smarter sonar and radar technologies.

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.

Ripple Effect Used By Bats When Hunting Frogs During Mating Season
2014-01-24 12:56:12

As male túngara frogs call from their puddles to attract females, they create ripples that spread across the water. According to researchers, these ripples are used by other male frogs to assess their competition – and also by bats looking for their next meal.

Bats Rely On Vision To Navigate, Echolocation To Catch Insects: Study
2013-12-13 07:34:50

More than 1,000 species of echolocating bats exist, compared to just 80 species of nocturnal non-echolocating birds. It seems that normal vision works in tandem with echolocation to give bats an evolutionary edge, however, no one knows exactly how.

Nectar Bat Uses Stealthy Moves To Catch Its Evening Dinner
2013-12-12 15:39:25

New research shows the Pallas long-tongued bat is a very stealthy predator when it comes to catching insects. This goes against the earlier belief the bat eats insects when they pass by.

Bats And Dolphins Have Genetic Similarities
2013-09-05 04:58:11

Convergent evolution – the evolution of similar traits in drastically different types of creatures – is widespread not just at the physical level but also at the genetic level, according to new research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

Echolocation - With Practice, Anyone Can Learn It
2013-08-30 04:23:17

Humans can learn to use echolocation to navigate and to find objects, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the biology journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Moths Use Hearing Differently When Picking Up Mating Calls
2013-07-08 14:30:46

A joint team of Japanese and Danish researchers has found various moth species taking Salt-n-Pepa's suggestion to the next level -- talking about sex in a variety of ways.


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