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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.

Seismic Ocean Surveys For Gas And Oil Could Kill 140,000 Marine Mammals
2013-04-18 08:52:07

Blasting sound waves through the ocean to the seafloor in search of fossil fuels may do more harm than good, according to environmentalists. But the US Department of Interior has been considering giving large oil and gas companies permission to do just that.

Detailing The Evolution Of Echolocation In River Dolphins
2013-04-05 13:51:23

A new study by researchers from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and Aarhus University in Denmark is focusing on one of the most endangered animal species currently known: the river dolphin.

Underwater Vessels Navigate With Ease With Help From ‘Sense-ational’ Invention
2012-12-12 11:01:26

NTU scientists have invented a ‘sense-ational’ device, similar to a string of ‘feelers’ found on the bodies of the Blind Cave Fish, which enables the fish to sense their surrounding and so navigate easily.

US Navy Bomb-Sniffing Dolphins Get The Axe, Replaced By Robots
2012-12-03 14:18:07

Dolphins have been used for national security, protecting our borders and the US Navy from intruders and underwater explosives, but things are about to change.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.