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17.03.15

PATTERN INNOVATION | LIGHT PATTERN COMPASSES

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Scientists have discovered that bats use the patterns created by polarised sunlight to navigate. Polarised light occurs when the Sun’s light waves are scattered as they come into contact with the Earth’s atmosphere – the variance of the scattering is caused by various atmospheric and geographical conditions.
The mouse eared bats studied are the first mammals that have been observed as being able to see polarised light, though many insects, birds and reptiles have the ability to view the polarised spectrum.
This fascinating method highlights the variety and ingenuity of nature, highlighting that there are many unseen forces at work in the world around us…

Explore more about the bat’s light pattern orientation system…