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New Firefly Species Discovered Delaware
2013-10-11 08:04:20

A Delaware professor has discovered a new firefly species among the Photuris genus while doing a survey of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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.


Latest Photuris Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.