Reverse-engineering bat hearing could lead to better sonar
By Michael Stroh
Posted 03.17.2008 at 4:33 pm 1 Comment
Nobody ever accused the bat of being beautiful. But its ugliest features—its freakishly ornate ears and intricately furrowed mouth—play a key part in the animals uncanny ability to track its prey. The mystery is how.
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