Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 28, 2010

Solar-Powered Hornets

An oriental hornet (Vespa Orientalis) landed o...

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Oriental Hornet Generates its own Electricity

UK and Israeli scientists has discovered that the Oriental Hornet (Vespa orientalis) .  The researchers discovered that a pigment called xanthopterin found in the yellow tissues of the hornet’s body capture light which the brown tissues use to generate electricity.  To learn more go to Solar Powered Hornets – A New Source for Bioenergy? ( or National Geographic Solar-Powered Hornet Found; Turns Light Into Electricity.

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