University of Bristol

How bats 'hear' objects in their path

(PhysOrg.com) -- By placing real and virtual objects in the flight paths of bats, scientists at the Universities of Bristol and Munich have shed new light on how echolocation works.  Their research is published today ...

dateNov 24, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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A speed gun for the Earth's insides

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Bristol reveal today in the journal Nature that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth. Using this technique they will be able to measure ...

dateOct 27, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Looking for signs of early life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deciphering the very early history of life on Earth is difficult. In the darkest recesses of the first billion years there are no 'body' fossils - no physical remains. Instead, scientists use chemical signals ...

dateJul 08, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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