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Bats fail to detect smooth, vertical surfaces when they are in a rush

Phys.org - Fri 8 Sep 17

Sometimes bats perceive a smooth, vertical surface as an open pathway, a dangerous error near buildings with glass facades, shown by injured or dead bats next to birds found underneath. The ...

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildings

BBC News - Thu 7 Sep 17

Scientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.

Bats crash into windows because of a glitch with their ‘sonar’

Newscientist - Thu 7 Sep 17

Until bats get very close, their echolocation makes them “see” smooth surfaces like windows as gaps rather than as a solid material – with impactful results

Bats slam into buildings because they can't 'see' them

Nature News - Thu 7 Sep 17

Smooth, vertical structures such as steel and glass buildings appear invisible to bats' echolocation system.

Why bats crash into buildings: echolocation can’t ‘see’ glass and mirrors

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 7 Sep 17

Unnaturally smooth vertical surfaces confuse bats’ echolocation sense and often lead to collisions. Andrew Masterson reports.

Bats crash into buildings because smooth surfaces trick their echolocation

The Verge - Fri 8 Sep 17

Scientists have figured out why bats crash into buildings: smooth, vertical surfaces like window panes throw off their navigation systems, basically keeping them from “seeing” ...

Bats' echolocation has one major blind spot

Popular Science - Thu 7 Sep 17

Animals Our glass and metal buildings might pose a threat. When it comes to navigating at night, bats are among the champions of the animal kingdom. But it turns out that ...

Why people in glass houses should watch out for bats 

Telegraph.co.uk Science - Thu 7 Sep 17