Heat-detecting molecules steer vampires to blood
Scientists have known for years that when vampire bats tear through an animal's skin with their razor-sharp teeth, their noses guide them to the best spots where a precise bite will strike a vein and ...
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 ...
Small bats squeak at higher pitch to focus better, study reports
Small bats have to emit higher-pitched squeaks than their bigger cousins for their sonar navigation systems to work equally well, scientists said Wednesday.
Bats only roost with their closest buddies
Bats prefer to rest with their closest pals rather than with bats they don't know very well, researchers have discovered.
Unique guano innovation yields information on bat populations
Two Northern Arizona University scientists have created a tool to identify bat species using DNA in guano, a non-invasive method that can aid in preservation of endangered species. Because bats disperse ...
Bats lend an ear to sonar engineering
Researchers have mapped out the diversity of bat ears in a hope to inspire the design of new intuitive methods of manipulating waves with physical shapes, such as SONAR and RADAR.
How bats stay on target despite the clutter (w/ Video)
In a paper published this week in Science, researchers at Brown University and from the Republic of Georgia have learned how bats can home in on a target, while nearly instantaneously taking account of and ...
Bats show ability to change their ear shapes, making their hearing more flexible
In about 100 milliseconds, horseshoe bats can alter his ear shape significantly in ways that would suit different acoustic sensing tasks. A blink of the eye takes two to three times longer.
Hibernation keeps rabies going in bats
Woodland bat species sweats it out in the tropics
A bat species thought to be restricted to temperate forests has been found living thousands of miles from its known range in the sweltering heat of the southern Indian rainforest.
Study shows how, when consumers remember brands in celebrity advertisements
From a consumer perspective, what happens when a celebrity endorses different products in two advertisements that appear in the same magazine? Do you remember both equally? One better than the other? Neither?
New research show that bats will hang out with their friends this Halloween
New research has shown that despite moving house frequently, bats choose to roost with the same social groups of 'friends'.
For young baseball players, light bats don't hit too fast
The use of non-wood bats in youth baseball has spurred decades of controversy about whether they propel the ball too fast, in part because of their higher bat-to-ball energy transfer—the "trampoline effect." ...
Why do people risk infection from bat meat?
Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to man's interaction with wild animals – most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as 'bushmeat'. A team of researchers ...