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Moths Jam Bat Echolocation Systems
2013-07-05 09:04:09

"Hawkmoths have evolved different ways of avoiding bats - I can’t even explain how amazing this system is, it is just fascinating," said one researcher.

Military Sonar Disrupts Behavior Of Blue Whales
2013-07-03 14:31:38

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have observed the behavior of whales as they come into areas where sonar is being used and found whales may even avoid venturing into new feeding areas when they hear sonar.

UK Team Uses Echolocation To Produce Highly Detailed Bat Maps
2013-07-03 12:42:13

Using over 15,000 recordings of echolocation sounds gathered from across the UK countryside, researchers from the University of Leeds have rendered the most detailed, large-scale maps of bat distribution in northern England.

Echoes And Algorithm 3D Map Of Room
2013-06-19 08:35:25

Researchers have developed a new algorithm that makes it possible to map the shape and dimensions of a room using just a few microphones and a snap of the fingers.

High-Pitched Echolocation Helps Harbor Porpoises Avoid Killer Whales
2013-06-12 14:17:20

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have determined why harbor porpoise are doing so well in coastal and busy waters.

Amelia Earhart's Electra Possibly Found Via Sonar Data
2013-06-02 05:03:47

A sonar image collected off the cost of Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific Ocean contains an object that could be the wing from Amelia Earhart’s long-lost Lockheed Electra.

Blind People Can Learn To Use Their Inner Bat
2013-05-21 05:51:25

A new study led by the University of Southampton, however, now shows that they have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that of bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object.


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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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