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Hibernation: The Opposite of Sleep?

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 23, 1996 -- You hear it every year: "I wish I could hibernate all winter." It's a cozy image--tucked under an earthenblanket, you snooze through the worst months of the year. The only problem with it, zoophysiologist Brian Barnes reports in theSeptember/October issue of ...

Human-Like Ability, Categorical Perception, Found In Insects

...ments can detect, our ears don't discriminate. We hear either 'ba' or 'pa' and that's how we label it. T...d stimuli. Babies respond less and less when they hear "pa" repeated over and over; they pay attention again when the experimenter throws in a dishabituat...

Birds Deal With "Cocktail Party Effect"

...e found. "The issue here is, how can the bird hear these significantevents in the midst of other noises, which are other potentiallysignificant signals?" said <ahref="http://www.psy.jhu.edu/faculty/hulse.html">Stewart Hulse , an experimentalpsychologist at Johns Hopkins. "It's just something ...

New Study Shows Dinosaurs From Gobi Desert Site Killed In Sudden "Sand Slides" Falling From Dunes - Study Also Reports First Dinosaur Tracks From Gobi

...s. In talking to residents of thearea he began to hear intriguing stories. In one instance, a pick-up truckparked at the base of a large sand dune was half buried by sand flows generatedby a heavy July rainstorm. In another case a barn built on a dune slope waspartly filled by a flow. Such "sand slide...

SFSU Biologist Deciphers Desert Animals' Whistles And Drumbeats

... and other family members head for cover when they hear the faster whistles and the stomping, suggesting that these signals are perceived as signs of danger too. By contrast, kangaroo rats don't respond to a neighbor's foot stomps, supporting the conclusion that these solitary rodents don't use stomping t...

Bears Cubed: Virginia Tech Studies Three Bears, And Three Bears, And Three More Bears

...ule number two: if you encounter a bear and see or hear the mouth"popping," slowly back out of sight and move on. Dr. Vaughan's homepage is http://www.fw.vt.edu/fisheries/VAUGHAN...

The Distinctive Sound Of Cholesterol

...t during both cycles of a heartbeat. An expert can hear the difference. Savic has developed a number of computer systems that recognize highly specialized sounds, including a burglar alarm that reacts to the sound of breaking glass and a detection system that warns if gas is leaking from pipelines or sto...

USGS Responds to Amphibian Declines With Program In Great Smokey Mountains National Park

...tor may even find the rare Junaluska salamander or hear the chorus of serenading American toads after a severe spring storm. These are just a few of the 40 species of amphibians--that is, frogs, toads, and salamanders--that U.S. Geological Survey scientists will survey over the next 5 years in the Great S...

Fall Meeting: Updated Press Conference Schedule

...e Galileo spacecraft's arrival at Jupiter, we will hear the latest on Galileo's observations of a San Andreas-size fault on Europa, on whether oceans may exist beneath the surfaces of Jupiter's icy moons, and on the rare merging of two white ovals in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere. Recent images from Euro...

Antibody Revolution Targets STDs, Stomach Viruses, Common Cold

... as common as toothpaste. "Whenever you hear about some new emerging infectious disease, you alsohear that someone's making a vaccine against it," Whaley said. "Then you waitand wait and wait. We've been hearing about vaccines for HIV and herpes andcancer for a very long time. You've got to thi...

Largest Acoustics Meeting In History Expected

... is what most human musicians have to do when they hear musical notes. Sabine Schmidt of the University of Munich ( sabi@zi.biologie.uni-muenchen.de ) will describe how this ability may allow bats to build an "acoustical library" for identifying objects (4aABb3). Determining how bats use their sonar to ...

Harbor Branch Web Developers Bring Adventures @Sea To Every Desktop

...g ocean science adventures to every desktop. "We hear remarkable stories every day." says Mary Clark, Media Lab Director atHarborBranch Oceanographic Institution. "Working at Harbor Branch, we almost take itfor granted that we are surrounded by people who are pioneers of inner space.They make a living ...

Harbor Branch Web Developers Team With ABC News To Bring Ocean Adventure To A Computer Near You

...g ocean science adventures to every desktop. "We hear remarkable stories every day." says Mary Clark, Media Lab Director atHarbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. "Working at Harbor Branch, we almosttake it for granted that we are surrounded by people who are pioneers of innerspace. They make a living...

Research Bears Fruit, And Patents

...into our research programs." Swartz adds, "I don't hear any complaints from growers and proceeds from patentsdo help pay the way in this type of research." The Southern Piedmont research center will set up formal trials of the newcultivars and other "advanced selections" in the near future. There will be ...

Researchers, Regulators, Industry, Consumer Advocates Gather to Discuss Critical Issues Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry

...he media will have an unprecedented opportunity to hear andinterviewleading authorities from all of these sectors as they gather to discuss theseandother issues at the annual meeting of the American Academy of PharmaceuticalPhysicians. "While there may be increased pressures to get new drugs to patients f...

Center For Future Health Aims To Bring High-Tech, Low-Cost Health Care To The Home

...od to yourself." A question the organizers hear often is whether people are ready andwilling to use such technology. To help address this issue, the center hasjoined the LINCOS project, a collaboration initially set up between MIT, theUniversity, and Costa Rican officials led by former president J...

Lizards do really learn to recognize people

...s. When Fido could see the readers but not hear them, he bobbed his headroughly equally to both the student and McRobert, but almost totally ignored thestrangers. When they read aloud, however, Fido bobbed his head around threetimes as often to McRobert than to the student. "Visual cues alone are ...

Manatees are hard of hearing

...tees get run down by motorboats because they can't hear them coming, a newstudy suggests. "It's a ...intensities below which the animalscould no longer hear different frequencies. Their most acute hearing was atabout 17 kilohertz, with a threshold intensity...

Stanford scientists use noise to sort proteins

...Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, happened to hear Austin give atalk on the concept of geometrical ratchets and realized that a system he hadhelped develop while at Stanford could be adapted for this purpose. "I neverwould have heard of these papers if Jay hadn't gone to that talk," Boxer said. Two y...

AAAS seeks public comment on stem cell research recommendation meeting on August 25th

...erence will provide an opportunityfor reporters to hear from various researchers throughout the day. The press canalso attend a specially organized noon briefing with some of the experts. ToRSVP, reporters should contact Lynn Fleetwood at 202-326-6434 or lfleetwo@aaas.org . EVENT: AAAS Public Forum on...

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