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Bats Have Fastest Known Mammal Muscle
2011-09-30 05:04:01

Bats derive their ability to use echolocation, the bouncing of sound waves off objects to produce an accurate representation of the environment in total darkness, from so-called “superfast” muscles.

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.


Word of the Day
definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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