University of Bristol

Active hearing process in mosquitoes

A mathematical model has explained some of the remarkable features of mosquito hearing. In particular, the male can hear the faintest beats of the female's wings and yet is not deafened by loud noises.

dateNov 20, 2009 in Mathematics
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How birds prepare for war

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as human soldiers show greater solidarity when entering combat zones, new research from the University of Bristol has demonstrated that birds also increase their affiliative behaviour in situations where ...

dateJul 07, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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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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