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Bat's wrinkles improve sonar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mirjam Goudswaard   
Thursday, 30 November 2006
The strangely intricate wrinkles and grooves around the nostrils of many bats apparently could help them "see" in the dark by focusing their sonar, scientists in China have found.The discovery could help scientists improve sonar and radio technology, the researchers said.Bats are famous for their ability to "see" in the dark by listening to the echoes of their ultrasonic calls. This is known as echolocation, or "biosonar."

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