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How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because …

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Watch this beetle aim and fire its 'machine gun' | Futurity

Watch this beetle aim and fire its 'machine gun' | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
X-rays and high-speed video reveal how bombardier beetles use a gun-like chamber in their abdomens to rapidly fire boiling chemicals at enemies.
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Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed | Gizmag (Blog)

Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed | Gizmag (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered how the bombardier beetle is capable of producing a unique defensive mechanism, whereby the beetle induces a chemical explosion inside it's shell, creating a boiling, toxic liquid which is then sprayed at its aggressor.
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At graduation time, remember Arizona's outstanding profs | Arizona Daily Star

UA recognizes 7 faculty members for their outstanding teaching accomplishments.
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Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org

Researchers shine light on origin of bioluminescence | Phys.org | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the mountains of Virginia, millipedes have bright yellow and black colors to warn enemies that they are toxic and not worth eating. Their cousins in California convey this warning in a very different way—by glowing in the dark.
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Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day

Researchers Discover How Beetle Fires with its Butt | News Every Day | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
University of Arizona researchers studied the beetle's anatomy to learn how it fires hot chemicals in short rapid bursts.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Zee News (India)

Ever heard of a beetle with a gun built into its rear end? Here is one, called the bombardier beetle.
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Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times

Bombardier Beetle Might Be Small But It Carries A 'Machine Gun' Of Hot Chemical Mix | Tech Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study investigates how the diminutive bombardier beetle protects itself against potential predators using its machine gun-like chemical release.
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This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post

This beetle’s butt is basically a machine gun | Washington (DC) Post | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When threatened, the beetle mixes up chemicals in an internal chamber, then fires the reaction off as a near-boiling, high-speed spray from its rear end.
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Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star

Bug bang theory: Beetle could help understand blasts | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The ones used in experiment were collected in Madera Canyon, south of Tucson.
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Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News

Beetle’s Explosive Spray Mechanism Revealed By X-Ray Imaging | Chemical & Engineering News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

To fend off predators, bombardier beetles spray a hot, irritating liquid from a gland that behaves like a microscopic chemical reactor. Researchers have now used synchrotron X-ray imaging to reveal details about how the beetles control their built-in weapon (Science 2015, DOI: 10.1126/science/1261166).

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How a beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end | Business Standard

Scientists have discovered how the bombardier beetle packs a machine gun into its rear end to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators.
When threatened, bombardier beetles combine chemicals in an explosive chemical reaction
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Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service

Los mosquitos amenazan a Arizona con nuevas enfermedades | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Los mosquitos podrían portar nuevos problemas a Arizona. La fiebre del Dengue y otra enfermedad, Chikunguany, empezaron a surgir en áreas alrededor de Arizona poniendo a investigadores en máxima alerta sobre la inminente amenaza que la enfermedad podría traer al estado.



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Bombardier Beetle: Secret Of Deadly 'Gun' Revealed For First Time (VIDEO) | Headlines & Global News

New research uncovered how a beetle species shoots boiling chemicals at predators without harming themselves.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Terra Daily

Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Terra Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

If you thought that a beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end was something that only exists in sci-fi movies, you should talk to Wendy Moore at the University of Arizona.

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Natural Ways to Bug-Proof Your Home | Safe Bee (Blog)

Natural Ways to Bug-Proof Your Home | Safe Bee (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Forget pesticides. Keep ants, cockroaches, flies, beetles and other bugs from getting into your home with these environmentally friendly tips.
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Origin of Bioluminescence In Millipedes Explained | Island Crisis

Origin of Bioluminescence In Millipedes Explained | Island Crisis | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Scientist Paul Marek attempted to explain the origin of bioluminescence in a species of millipede living in California. According to his study, the property evolved as a way to cope with dry environm...

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How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
May 1, 2015 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because …
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Beetle Bomb | The Scientist Magazine

The coordinated movements of two chambers within the gland of a species of bombardier beetles (Brachinus elongatulus) allow the insects to effortlessly spray rapid pulses of noxious irritants, according to a study published today (May 1) in Science.
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Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix

Amazing Bombardier Beetle Shoots Toxic Bullets from its Butt | China Topix | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new study reveals the precise mechanism how the Bombardier beetle shoots a jet of noxious bullets as a defense mechanism.
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'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK)

'Machine gun' beetle fires streams of searing hot spray from its back | Daily Mail (UK) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The beetle's behaviour (pictured) has been caught on camera by Wendy Moore and her colleagues at the University of Arizona.
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X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News

X-Rays Reveal Secrets of Bombardier Beetle's Machine-Gun Bum | NBC News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at its enemies.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Eurekalert

Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Eurekalert | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
An interdisciplinary collaboration including materials scientists, an imaging expert and an entomologist discovered how bombardier beetles manage to fire rapid bursts of a searing hot chemical mix at predators or other creatures that harass them.
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Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline

Meet the Beetle That Packs a Machine Gun | Science Newsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
If you thought that a beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end was something that only exists in sci-fi movies, you should talk to Wendy Moore at the University of Arizona.
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Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service

Mosquitoes threaten Arizona with new diseases | Arizona Sonora News Service | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Mosquitoes could carry new troubles to Arizona. Dengue Fever and a second disease, Chikungunya, have started to crop up in areas surrounding Arizona, putting researchers on high alert about the looming threat the diseases could pose to the state.



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