Tag: "prowess" at biology news
For young canaries learning their song, freedom in youth gives way to rules in adulthood
...angement in human speech and is an aspect of vocal prowess
in birds that had not been described before," says Fernando Nottebohm, Ph.D., Rockefeller's Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor and head of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior. Young canaries normally learn their songs by closely copying a nearby adult, a...
MIT chemist discovers secret behind nature's medicines
...phy sleuthing, the secret to the enzyme's enviable prowess
has come to light and it appears almost anti-clima...icity," and it may be what gives other enzymes the prowess
required for making other medicinally valuable halogenated natural products, too....
ACS weekly press package May 1st, 2006
...ngelectronic tongues the fuller range of gustatory prowess
of the humantongue. Many molecules exist in a formatthat chemists describe as left-handed or right-handed. When most left-handedamino acid (a component of proteins) lands on the human tongue, taste budsregister a bitter taste. Right-handed amino aci...
Showing off your weapons in the animal kingdom
...displays per se, that served to advertise physical prowess
as well as to reinforce the consequences of previous confrontations."...
Is there a pilot in the insect?
...e ground? Today it is known that the sensory motor prowess
of these flying miniatures depends on the nervous system, made up of between one hundred thousand and one million neurons. When an insect, bird or pilot flies over land, the image of the ground below sweeps from front to back across the central part...
New research finds people and pigeons see eye to eye
...e problems that require considerable computational prowess
may lead to future technological advances, such as small visual prosthetics for the visually impaired, in the same way that understanding visual processing in honeybees has led to the development of flying robots and unmanned helicopters, the researc...
Male reindeer inflate a large air sac in the neck region to emit their hoarse rutting calls
...und and neck contour, may contribute to his sexual prowess
and reproductive success. The results of this research have recently been published in Journal of Anatomy. As in other species with harem-like mating systems, the voice organs of reindeer differ according to gender. Adult males have a much larger ...