Article by Prof. Hartmann and Students Draws Global Media Interest

A study by Yu, Graff, Bresee, Man and Professor Hartmann, published in the journal Science Advances and featured as a graphic highlight on the journal’s website, was widely reported on in the popular science media both domestically and internationally.  The study showed that rats use their whiskers to sense the direction of airflow. Notable media outlets included Discovery News (Seeker), Animal Planet, Tech Crunch, Wired (United Kingdom), Mental Floss, Phys.org, Science Daily, Xinhua Net (China), CCTV News (China), RIA Novosti (Russia), De Volkskrant (Netherlands), Sciences et Avenir (France), and more.

Links:

Journal Article: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/8/e1600716

Discovery News: http://www.seeker.com/slow-mo-video-shows-rats-using-whiskers-to-follow-...

Animal Planet: http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dnews-daily-bite/rats-have-great-no...  

Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/24/whisker-sensors-could-control-the-robo...

Wired: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/rat-whiskers-hunting

Mental Floss: http://mentalfloss.com/article/85282/rats-use-their-whiskers-follow-wind

Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016