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Shape-shifting Bat Ears May Inspire Better Microphones, Navigation

Sun, 2012-12-23 10:24 -- llancaster

Biologists discover new properties in bat ears.
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Dec 23 2012 - 10:15am
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Bats show ability to change their ear shapes, making their hearing more flexible

Virginia Tech - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Rolf Muller

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  1. Echolocation - The use of sound waves by animals to locate the position of an object, navigate or find food. 
  2. Sound wave - Pressure waves created by a vibration or other disturbance travelling through a medium such as air; the waves compress and expand the medium in the same direction in which they are traveling and can be sensed by animals as sound.
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