By Cory Doctorow at 1:54 am Wed, Jul 21, 2010
Robert Galambos, Neuroscientist Who Showed How Bats Navigate, Dies at 96
Not a Victrola. A sine wave generator. Anyone seen my glue?
Bats are awesome. That is all.
And now, I will expose you to my scientifically calibrated “bat signal”…
So I’m the only one who sees PeeWee Herman holding a bat up to Siney’s gaping maw?
Back in the days when scientists had hair.
Perhaps this is the kind of image we need to disseminate in order to get more women involved in the sciences: come on over and join the geeks — baldness no longer required!
In retrospect, wouldn’t it have made sense for Batman to be blind and have a kind of “sonar-sense?” I know Daredevil later took up that niche anyway, but just sayin’.
A Widow’s Peak, a bow-tie, a bat, and an ultrasonic sine-wave generator.
How has this man _avoided_ being on Boing-Boing for this long?
“Let’s see how the little guy likes Nickelback.”
The Master’s Voice. Actually, the device appears to be an Hewlett-Packard audio oscillator HP200A.
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