New Type of Glass Prevents Needless Bird Collisions

Perhaps 100 millions birds die every year in the United States due to collisions with glass. Ornilux, a new type of glass made by the German company Arnold Glas, may provide a solution. It has an ultraviolet coating that birds can see, but humans can't under normal conditions.

The latest version of the glass, called Ornilux Mikado, received the "red dot" award this year from the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. Judges noted that the glass uses the same techniques that spiders use to keep birds from flying through and destroying their webs.

Link via Geekosystem | Photos: Arnold Glas

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100 million is not a too high estimate. After all, aren't there people who sweep birds under their windows in spring cleaning? Also what about those hundreds of dead birds around skyscrapers.
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