By Andrew Liszewski
Given the fact I’ve watched countless humans accidentally walk into freshly cleaned windows, it’s no surprise that birds do the same thing. Except that hitting a skyscraper in mid-flight can actually be fatal to our fine feathered friends. So a German company, Glaswerke Arnold, has developed a new type of glass with a patterned UV reflective coating that’s visible to birds, but not humans. It’s been around since about 2006 but the latest version features a criss-cross UV pattern making it even more obvious. It apparently reduces bird strikes by as much as 75% and as an added bonus it also serves to help insulate the building where it’s installed.