Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor
Whale Song Echoes Help Scientists Map the Ocean Floor

By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.

By analyzing how fin whale calls bounce off the seafloor, scientists can recreate ocean crust layers.

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Image of the Day: Target Practice
Image of the Day: Target Practice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
Bats move their ears fast to create frequency shifts in echoes that can give them more information about their prey targets or the surroundings they are navigating through.
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Browsing Deer Affect How A Forest Sounds
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2019
Changes in the auditory environment as a result of herbivory could influence how animals communicate, and may have implications for sound-based monitoring of species.
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Sounding Out Cell Stickiness
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2018
Acoustic forces can be used to differentiate adherent from non-adherent cells.
Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar
Image of the Day: Whistling Caterpillar
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Nessus sphinx hawkmoth larvae make alarm calls using mechanics similar to rocket engines. 
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2013
Researchers can tell wolves apart by analyzing the pitch and volume of their vocalizations.
Moving Objects Using Sound
Moving Objects Using Sound
Kate Yandell | Jul 17, 2013
Levitating and manipulating objects using sound waves could help prevent contamination of materials.