Aug 25, 2010

New Glass Could Save Millions (of Birds)

Ornilux, a new type of glass made by the German company Arnold Glas, has an ultraviolet coating that birds can see (but humans can’t) under normal conditions.
The glass was developed in conjuction with the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, which tested Ornilux on Central European garden birds and found they recognize it better than ordinary glass. The coating reduces bird strikes by an estimated 75 percent, is more effective than stickers and also helps insulate a building, Arnold Glas says.

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