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The world's only bioluminescent millipedes use their glow as a warning signal to nocturnal predators, a University of Arizona-led research team has discovered.
San Francisco State University researcher finds bioluminescent fungus not seen since 1840.
Firefly partners work together to find work-family balance.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Haul today announced the release of 1,900 new 20-foot moving vans showcasing the most common firefly species in Indiana, and also the science of bioluminescence--the scientific process by which chemical energy is converted into lifesaving light.
Funds will help commercialize new LED product line Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 The State of Texas Emerging Technology Fund recently announced that it has awarded $3 million to Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) member company Firefly LED Lighting for product commercialization. Energy industry regulators in the United States and worldwide are phasing out incandescent and fluorescent lighting in favor of LED (light-emitting diode) technology to save energy costs and lessen environmental...
A unique new probe based on luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow, enables researchers to monitor hydrogen peroxide levels in mice and thereby track the progression of infectious diseases or cancerous tumors without harming the animals or even having to shave their fur.
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.
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,...
Photuris is a genus of "fireflies" (actually beetles in the family Lampyridae).
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
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