New Study Shows How Bombardier Beetles Produce Defensive Spray

Using high-speed synchrotron X-ray imaging, a team of scientists led by Prof Christine Ortiz of Massachusetts Institute of Technology was able to look at how bombardier beetles detonate small explosions in their bodies to produce a scalding defensive spray. Bombardier beetles are ground beetles of the family Carabidae that possess the ability to fire boiling, [...] —> Read More