Connecting Heat Technology with Boas, Pythons and Pit Vipers


(Photo courtesy of Science Nation)

What do snakes and military weapons have in common? More than you might think.

Snakes, even when blinded, have a precise sense of where to strike due to their heat sensing abilities.  Florida Tech’s Dr. Michael Grace is currently researching how we can apply what we can learn from a snake’s infrared sensing organs to industrial, police and military operations.

The National Science Foundation’s online magazine, Science Nation, caught up with Dr. Grace to get an inside look at his cutting-edge research.  See the video here.

For more information, read the Science Nation article here.


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