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Acoustics meeting in San Diego
...--Does hitting a baseball on the "sweet spot" of a bat
really produce the best results? Can stuttering ep... New research suggests that the spot on a baseball bat
that feels the best to a hitter (i.e., transmits the least vibration to the hands) may not really be...
Molecular biology fills gaps in knowledge of bat evolution
...riginated, when they diversified and how different bat
families are related to each other," Springer said...ns of 17 nuclear genes from representatives of all bat
families. Their results support the hypothesis that the group of large fruit-eating bats from the t...
How many comparative genomes are enough?
...why we are proposing to sequence the koala and the bat
and the platypus," Eddy said. "This is one way of showing that, yes, you need a fair amount of statistical information from these comparative genomes." Eddy "did a nice job of making the intuitive rigorous," said Philip Green , an HHMI investigator...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...atory and fecal samples were collected from twelve bat
species of which three tested positive for the nov...s. "Here, we report the identification of a novel bat
coronavirus," say the researchers. "It is not known whether this virus would cause zoonotic disease...
Vampire bats keep out of trouble by running
...that they like to walk around on the ground; other bat
species fumble helplessly when left to walk. But r...o everything a little differently from the general bat
rule," Riskin says about what he refers to as the "cute, adorable, big-eyed and family-oriented" vam...
Virginia Tech wildlife specialist helping to protect state's new official bat
...day designating the Virginia Big-Eared bat, a cave bat
listed by the state and the federal government as ...ance.htm ), Parkhurst encourages readers to put up bat
houses to help monitor bat
populations. He hopes his publication will increase bat
houses in Virgini...
Talking robots, green buildings, and shockwave healing
...n the highly developed but incompletely understood bat
biosonar, Hiroshi Riquimaroux of Doshisha Universi... system allows the researchers to monitor what the bat
listens to during its flight. Riquimaroux will present and discuss some of the evidence found by the...
Slow balls take the swing out of young ball players
...child." This explains why a young child holding a bat
or a catcher's mitt will often not react to a ball thrown toward her, prompting flummoxed parents to continue throwing the ball even slower. By adding a little speed to the pitch, Lewis and her team found that children were able to judge speed more a...
Bat-bot boosts sonar research
...e that the research we can now do with the robotic bat
will lead to more sophisticated sonar systems bein...00 kHz spectrum. "There are about 700 echolocating bat
species, and they use a wide range of frequencies. We needed a single device that could handle that ...
Comments, experts and background on the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
...operties. One company even manufactures a baseball bat
using metathesis reactions. Among the peer-reviewed ACS journals in which Chauvin, Grubbs and Schrock have published are the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Organometallics, the Journal of Organic Chemistry and Organic Letters. Schrock ser...
Scientists discover secret behind human red blood cell's amazing flexibility
...laments will rotate left and right like a baseball bat
swung over home plate. "These back-and-forth sweeping motions would speed up the movement of oxygen from one side of the membrane to the other," said Sung. "We think this model may explain why the deformations of red blood cells squeezing through nar...
Bats use touch receptors on wings to fly, catch prey, study finds
... have a "feel" for it, too. John Zook's studies of bat
flight suggest that touch-sensitive receptors on b...t improved lift. But if you curve it too much, the bat
or plane may suddenly lose lift, hitting a stall point and falling out of the air. These receptor ...
News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
...olocating Bat Kaushik Ghose and Cynthia F. Moss A bat
has the advantage of navigating andhunting in the ...fuscus . Infrared cameras and microphonestracked a bat
in a dark, empty room as itlocated and retrieved a suspended mealworm.The sonar pulses vary from 4 H...
New research shows bats have complex skills to deal with 'clutter'
... to navigate your way to a late night snack. For a bat
flying around in the dark searching for a meal of ...ing out on a tasty morsel of dinner altogether. A bat
finds its way around with sound rather than sight. Using a sensory process called echolocation, the ...
Eavesdropping fringe-lipped bats spread culture through sound
... of food can quickly spread through the tight-knit bat
colony. To observe the cultural transmission of t...pproached the speaker a reward of raw fish. Once a bat
learned to associate the cane toad call with food, they became "tutor" bats. Nave bats were then a...
Cultural transmission in bats: When listening for dinner, bats learn from their neighbors
...d Ryan investigated the role of social learning in bat
foraging flexibility. Comparing three different le...ent means: (a) a social learning group, in which a bat
inexperienced with the new call-food association was allowed to observe an experienced bat; (b) a so...
Figuring out function from bacteria's bewildering forms
... be just as likely to make contact with a baseball bat
as it will a tennis racket. And the longer the baseball bat, the larger the number of diffusing tennis balls that will make contact. That's why the stalk seems to be so advantageous for the cell. This is in contrast to cases where there is mixing of ...
Bat Blitz: Media invited to learn about bats in the southeast
...ge information and develop strategies for studying bat
communities. Media are invited to come on Tuesday,... and then go out with a team to catch bats. The bat
blitz involves intense surveys--3 nights of mist netting on 30-40 different sites, acoustic sampling...
NHGRI announces latest sequencing targets
...ia species); rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); and a bat
species that will be determined based on the availability of a high-quality DNA sample and the selected bat's promise as a biomedical model. NHGRI has recently approved the sequencing of the horse (Equus caballus) to high-density genome coverage. A...
Grant to UA makes Kartchner Caverns a Microbial Observatory
...he researchers will swab speleothems and also mud, bat
guano and the rock walls. Once back in the lab, the researchers will try to grow the microorganisms in petri dishes. Because, many microorganisms are difficult to grow in the lab, the researchers will also extract DNA from each sample, creating a c...