Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Human eye protein senses Earth's magnetism

Comments Filter:
  • It is now also known that this is how birds sense the Earth's magnetic field for navigation - which is why they cannot orient themselves blindfolded; light is required to activate the magnetic sense.

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun