News tagged with cave

Bats adjust their 'field-of-view'

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought. The study, published September 13 in the online, open access journal ...

Sep 13, 2011
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Slowest crystal growth ever measured

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deep within a silver and lead mine in Naica, Mexico, scientists discovered what is now known as Cueva de los Cristales, or Cave of Crystals, close to a decade ago. The gypsum crystals found ...

Sep 13, 2011 report
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New research to simulate geoscience field trips

College students with mobility impairments who are studying for a career in the geosciences will soon be able to explore a computer-generated simulation of a large cave system to meet the degree requirements ...

Aug 17, 2011
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Prehistoric bird found in fossil treasure

A Flinders University-led expedition involving the WA Museum has found the fossilised remains of a prehistoric bird, possibly a wedge-tailed eagle, in a cave on the Nullarbor Plain. The bird is more than 780,000 years old.

Aug 15, 2011
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Tourism does not harm all caves

Unlike the situation in other caves, damage caused by tourists at the Águila cave in Ávila, Spain is "imperceptible", despite it receiving tens of thousands of visitors each year. This is the main ...

Apr 11, 2011
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Through evolution, cavefish have lost sleep

Cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, a finding by New York University biologists that reveals the genes involved in sleep patterns and disorders. Their study, which appears in the journal Current Bi ...

Apr 07, 2011
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