Animal Super Senses

When it comes to sensing the world around us, human beings have it pretty poor compared to most of the animal kingdom. For example, our eyes can only detect a fraction of the colours that birds can see and our ears cannot hear very high frequencies like bats or dogs. Similarly, our noses need to be bombarded with odours before detecting any scent, compared to moths, which can detect individual molecules. We make up for our limited sensory abilities by inventing equipment like sensors, detectors, GPS, sonar, night vision goggles and thermographic cameras. But it seems evolution is one step ahead, endowing bats, birds, fish and even insects with far more efficient natural powers. Taking a closer look at these 'super senses' may help us to build better technology and lead to discoveries about hidden super senses of our own.

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