Bird-friendly Glass Inspired by Spider Webs Lessens Window Strikes

Bird-friendly Glass Inspired by Spider Webs Lessens Window Strikes

Millions of birds die from window strikes each year. A German company called Arnold Glas seeks to overcome that problem by designing Ornilux glass, which contains a special UV coating that is visible to birds, but doesn’t obstruct the view for humans.

While we see a solid, clear pane, birds see a Jack Frost-like web of dark areas that seem to suggest “all is not clear blue skies ahead.” It is said to reduce window strikes by as much as 75%.

Read more about this technology at the TreeHugger site:

www.treehugger.com/files/2010/08/bird-friendly-glass-designed-help-spiders-ornilux.php

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