Thought for the month

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher (1623 – 1662).

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Rubber dub - tweet, tweet

A simple rubber device that replicates complex bird songs has been developed by a team of US researchers.
The song is produced by blowing air through the device, which mimics a bird's vocal tract, the team explained.
The findings appear to challenge the idea that birds had to learn complicated neurological controls in order to produce distinctive calls.
Further details at BBC News Science & Environment.

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