Hungry bug seeks hot meal
A seed-loving insect finds food by sensing its temperature
By Dina Fine Maron, 00:00 AM November 18, 2008
Western white pine cones light up when seen through an infrared camera. Even under cloudy conditions, the cones run 15 degrees Celsius warmer than the surrounding needles.
|Photography: Hannah Bottomley; Thermography: Stephen Takács|
Superman may have something in common with one kind of seed-eating bug. Both use special powers to zero in on a warm target. In the bug’s case, the target is dinner.
For humans, finding some Oreos or popcorn can be a challenge in a crowded supermarket. Now imagine ho...
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