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New Bio-inspired Coating That Increases LED Efficiency By 55 Percent
2013-01-08 13:48:41

The nighttime twinkling of fireflies has inspired scientists to modify a light-emitting diode (LED) so it is more than one and a half times as efficient as the original.

2013-01-04 05:01:57

Firefly Migration, the only provider of a fully automatic migration from Magic/uniPaaS to .NET, has converted the vast underlying code base of VeriFone’s retail management system from Magic

2012-09-19 23:01:43

Soulful Canadian tenor and EMI recording artist Mark Masri will perform with national recording acts Lindsey Stirling and Firefly at ANASAZI Foundation’s Scholarship Gala. Mesa,


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2005-09-09 08:49:52

The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are closely related to the Lampyridae, or firefly family. Some are important predators of aphids during their brief adulthood.

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2005-09-08 12:01:05

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae. These names come from the fact that some species as adults emit flashes of light to attract mates, using special light-emitting organs in the abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on luciferin to stimulate light emission. This reaction is of scientific interest, and genes coding for these substances have been spliced into many different organisms. Many species, especially in the genus Photinus,...

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2005-08-25 08:59:58

Photuris is a genus of "fireflies" (actually beetles in the family Lampyridae).

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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