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On 15 August 2018, the two Russian cosmonauts Sergei Valeriyevich Prokopyev and Oleg Germanovich Artemyev unfolded the Icarus antenna on the International Space Station (ISS). This was the highlight of their extravehicular activity, which saw them carry out work on the exterior of the Russian Zvezda module for several hours. [more]
Interview with Martin Wikelski on the successful mission to transport the Icarus antennas to the International Space Station [more]
Russian rocket delivers antenna for animal tracking system to the International Space Station [more]
The Icarus on-board computer, the first component of the global animal observatory system, has gone into space [more]
Antenna model of the observation system is ready for underwater training of cosmonauts [more]
Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor [more]
Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support. [more]
In a baboon group, any member can set the direction - not just the highest-ranking animal [more]
The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time [more]
The ambitious and globally unique ICARUS project receives funding from ROSKOSMOS [more]
On their loop migration covering thousands of kilometres to their winter quarters in Central Africa, the birds hardly deviate from their path [more]
In many parts of the world, goats are important suppliers of milk, meat and hides. However, Martin Wikelski, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, has very different plans for these modest animals: he wants to use them to predict volcanic eruptions. [more]
At the Radolfzell observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Martin Wikelski and his team use miniature transmitters to track a wide variety of species on their travels [more]
Scientists have succeeded for the first time in fitting monarch butterflies with a radio transmitter and in tracking them from an aircraft over a long distance on their flight northwards during the butterflies’ annual migration from their winter residence in Mexico [more]
Using animal behaviour data to better inform mathematical models of animal movements [more]
Swallow-tailed gulls hunt most often under a new moon, when fish come to the surface under the cover of darkness [more]
Pigeons are disoriented without olfactory sense [more]
Agoutis disperse tree seeds in the rain forest of Latin America [more]
The large, dominant male Galapagos giant tortoises usually start their annual migration at the beginning of the dry season [more]
A computer model links migratory movements with environmental data from satellites [more]
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