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Bats Have a Vertical “Blind Spot” When Using Echolocation

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Bats Have a Vertical “Blind Spot” When Using Echolocation

Bats are well known for their sophisticated use of sound waves and echoes to navigate through areas riddled with obstacles, but now a new study reveals that their use of echolocation can be hindered in the face of smooth vertical surfaces. The results , published in the September 8 issue of Science, may help explain why injured or dead bats are often found near buildings.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

Invention Ambassadors Take On Society’s Challenges

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Invention Ambassadors Take On Society’s Challenges

Over the past few years, inventor Jason Kang says he has developed his love for the “tangibility” of inventing, while discovering the impact he can have on the lives of others. At age 23, he has been involved in three startup companies and has helped invent an additive for disinfectants to combat life-threatening infectious diseases such as Ebola more effectively.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.

Quality for Whom? Supporting Diverse Children and Workers in Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems debt

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Quality for Whom? Supporting Diverse Children and Workers in Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement Systems debt

With more immigrants and refugees settling outside the handful of states that were traditionally home to most newcomers, children with foreign-born parents now make up more than 10 percent of the young child population (ages 0 to 5) in a majority of states. For these children, finding high-quality early childhood education and care (ECEC) that is responsive to their needs and attuned to their cultural background can be the key to early language and literacy development, exposure to U.S. culture and norms, and future academic success. >


By Migration Policy Institute, , USA.


Governance Policy Resource.