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Grasshoppers with human ears found in the forests of South America- VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 November 2012 12:45

In the Science magazine was published an article of biologists from the University of Bristol and the University of Lincoln, UK, under the leadership of Daniel Robert and Fernando Montealegre, that grasshoppers Copiphora gorgonensis, which live in the tropical forests of Colombia, have an ears, which are very similar to human ears, as it consist of the same key components: the eardrum, middle and inner ear. Scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Lincoln scrutinized hearing crickets of Copiphora gorgonensis by x-ray microtomography and laser vibrometer, and were able to measure the acoustic properties of the ear grasshopper, finding that the tiny grasshopper ear has a length of only 600 micrometers (millionths of a meter) but it is almost a full analogue of the human ear. As reported by Daniel Robert and Fernando Montealegre, for the first time in insects were found a hearing organs, which are similar to hearing organs of people, this discovery will help to develop a miniature hearing aids that will be much better to recognize a sounds, than modern hearing aids, THE VIDEO:

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