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'Chirocopter' Drone Flies Within Bat Swarms
A research team from Saint Mary's College has created a "Chirocopter" - named after Chiroptera, the scientific name for bats. The drone is equipped with a microphone to record echolocation chirps, the sounds that bats use to navigate, and a thermal camera that can "see" bats by detecting their body heat. The Chirocopter can be placed anywhere in 3D space, the team reports this month in Science.
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