Conservation and Trapping Science

Fur and feathers keep animals warm by scattering light
May 6, 2021 08:22 ET
In work that has major implications for improving the performance of building insulation, scientists at the University of Namur in Belgium and the University of Hassan I in Morocco have calculated that hairs that reflect infrared light may contribute significant insulating power to the exceptionally warm winter coats of polar bears and other animals.