A microscope image of mouse fur
Some Mammals May Use Specialized Hairs to Detect Predators’ Heat
When observed under a microscope, guard hairs from mice resemble optical sensors used in thermal cameras to detect heat, according to a new study.
Some Mammals May Use Specialized Hairs to Detect Predators’ Heat
Some Mammals May Use Specialized Hairs to Detect Predators’ Heat

When observed under a microscope, guard hairs from mice resemble optical sensors used in thermal cameras to detect heat, according to a new study.

When observed under a microscope, guard hairs from mice resemble optical sensors used in thermal cameras to detect heat, according to a new study.

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