Friday, November 10, 2006

Invisible bat detectors

Here are the bat detectors with their G.I. Joe pajamas. They turned out a little dark, but they actually are difficult to see at dusk. Hopefully I won't have to leave them against a really light background. Next up is to test them out. I want to do side-by-side comparisons, with one Petterson inside a casing, and another naked to the elements. Then I'll see how much, if any, interference the casings introduce. I'm actually thinking about writing up the results and publishing them. It's exciting to consider my first publication, and this is much less daunting than my main project. On other news, I recently got some research funding, to the tune of $350! My second win. Alert readers will remember last fall when I got my first rejection notices. Well, this new award is basically the same one that I was rejected for last year. To show how far I've come, not only did I not jump up and down at the news, but I was actually slightly annoyed that I had to use it for new equipment, not as reimbursement for what I'd already bought. What a difference a year makes.


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