Their brain cells adapt to help them navigate on the fly.
Bats can adapt by switching senses, but that's not good enough
Pairing little movements with bursts of sonar reveals a bug’s location
Turns out bat sonar is simpler than scientists thought.
Although they fly like other bats and look like other bats, fruit bats lack the special biosonar that makes their...
Rubbing your own privates is actually pretty useful if you're a hawk moth.
Be like the bat. Echolocate.
The ability to recognize individuals by sound helps bats stay connected in the dark. Scroll down for an audio sample.
Bats can detect ultra-small perturbations in the air, and understanding this ability could improve sensitive detection equipment.
The only mammals that can fly are also the only mammals with a larynx that flexes at ludicrous speed, a...
Like science, tech, and DIY projects?
Sign up to receive Popular Science's emails and get the highlights.