Transparent glass is made bird friendly by mimicking a spider's web

Signal of change / Transparent glass is made bird friendly by mimicking a spider's web

By Carol Brighton / 03 Nov 2017

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BirdFriendly Design: Transparent glass visible to birds mimicks a spider's web. #biomimicry #signalofchange https://t.co/HeasOFgIdI

Safer glass inspired by spider webs

Spider webs represent nature's ability to deter collisions. Spiders weave UV reflective strands of silk into their webs to prevent birds from flying through. Invisible to humans, the spider-inspired principle of including UV strands in glass has been used by Ornilux, a company that has create a transparent, bird-friendly glass using biomimicry.



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