HANGZHOU – Scientists from Zhejiang University in China, have developed a method of replicating the hollow hairs of polar bears by freeze-spinning a mixture of fibroin, a protein found in silk, and a small amount of the polysaccharide, chitosan.
This material has been found to mimic polar bear hairs closely by reflecting infrared emissions away from the body and exuding high levels of thermal insulation – useful properties that may lend themselves to stealth applications for soldiers in conflict zones.
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