01 Jun '12, 2pm

New Technology to Record Bird Songs Reveals Clues to Habitat and Climate Impacts

If you've ever sat in a wooded area and listened to the birds, you may have notices that there's a multitude of sounds including different types of songs by different species coming from different locations. It can be a challenge to pick out who is where doing what even to the most seasoned bird song experts. So field researchers trying to understand how different species are doing need as much help as they can get. Researchers at Oregon State University have just such a tool -- a new technology that allows multiple bird songs recorded at once to be picked apart with better accuracy than ever before. PhysOrg states, "The system, one of the first of its type, should provide an automated approach to ecological monitoring of bird species that is much more practical than a human sitting in the field, hours on end." The researchers think that the technology can not only work fo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/new-technology-to-recor...

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Winning the climate culture war

grist.org 01 Jun '12, 5pm

My previous post covered a new study from Yale researcher Dan Kahan and colleagues showing that greater scientific literac...