How quantum mechanics help birds find their way


Some birds can sense Earth’s magnetic field, using it to navigate. But precisely how they do this has long remained a mystery. Now, researchers have confirmed that a protein found in bird eyes displays a quantum mechanical phenomenon which makes it sensitive to magnetic fields. The researchers suggest this mechanism could be behind birds’ magnetoreception abilities.

Read the paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s4158…

Read more: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158…

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