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Latest Neuroethology Stories

2011-09-14 11:32:47

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought.

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2011-07-29 14:11:15

Scientists have found a rainforest vine that has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it.

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2011-06-08 07:24:23

Dolphins and porpoises use echolocation for hunting and orientation.

2011-05-30 07:22:25

Everybody has heard about echolocation in bats and dolphins.

2011-04-28 21:24:24

Bruce Carlson stands next to a fish tank in his lab, holding a putty colored Radio Shack amplifier connected to two wires whose insulation has been stripped.

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2011-02-07 11:45:02

TAU uses the common cockroach to fine-tune robots of the future.

2011-02-01 01:50:44

It takes songbirds and baseball pitchers thousands of repetitions – a choreography of many muscle movements -- to develop an irresistible trill or a killer slider.

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2011-01-02 15:05:50

Researchers have developed a simple rubber device that is capable of replicating complex bird songs.

2010-11-22 13:31:06

For centuries, hunters have imitated their avian prey by whistling through their fingers or by carving wooden bird calls.

2010-11-16 07:47:08

Tired of the old pick up line “In a room full of people all I hear is you?”


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.