SMN Weekly – What eyelashes are for?

February 25, 2015 11:39 AM

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Scientists said they found the real reason why eyelashes are long and why they are on our eyes. According to the scientists, it is not for fashion and to make us more beautiful but rather to protect our eyes from drying.

For their study, David Hu, a Georgia Institute of Technology professor asked the help of his colleagues so they can measure the lashes of different mammals. They also created artificial eye lashes and place it in a wind tunnel then blew air at it. Lastly, the researchers created a mathematical model...

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