Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

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Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Hercanic » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:28 am

"The oriental hornet is more active during the day, and tends to become even more active as the temperature rises. And now scientists have discovered the reason: the hornets are solar powered. It turns out that the distinctive yellow stripe on the hornet's abdomen is actually full of tiny protrusions that gather sunlight and harness it for energy. The insect also features a special pigment, called xanthopterin, that helps with the process."

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby DrumsofWar » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:34 am

At least it's not straight out photosynthesis. That would be pretty scary.

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Dread » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:27 pm

Sounds like interesting source material for Solo Axis! ;D
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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Dtox » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:11 pm

god damn.....thats.....thats just awesome
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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Lavarinth » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:12 am

Dread wrote:Sounds like interesting source material for Solo Axis! ;D


Yes, Hercanic, do tell us your Solo Axis progress! :hah:
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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Dread » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:09 pm

But that Solo Axis update can't occur in 056D 01H 52M 05S 650MS (as of the time of this posting), as it would appear something else might be coming up. Isn't that right, Lav?
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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby DrumsofWar » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:05 am

Hornets are actually very superpowered, more than lots of people realize. 30 hornets can (and do) invade a beehive, face off against the 10,000 bees, and pretty much kill them all while making off with their young.

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Hercanic » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:18 pm

Dread wrote:But that Solo Axis update can't occur in 056D 01H 52M 05S 650MS (as of the time of this posting), as it would appear something else might be coming up. Isn't that right, Lav?

Oh snap!


DrumsofWar wrote:Hornets are actually very superpowered, more than lots of people realize. 30 hornets can (and do) invade a beehive, face off against the 10,000 bees, and pretty much kill them all while making off with their young.

You mean this?
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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Krazy » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:27 pm

Lavarinth wrote:[video]

Countered.


That's OP, Blizzard should nerf bees.

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby GreatGodSajuuk » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:16 pm

Lavarinth wrote:[video]

Countered.


Only works for certain species of bee. All eurobees and ameribees would be fuck'dbees.

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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby Theia_Loki » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:42 am

Makes me wonder how long it would be before some brilliant nutball figures out how to make solar-power laser drills (or laser cannons, even).


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Re: Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Postby tipereth » Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:35 am

http://www.lunenburgfoundry.com/Prometh ... lcome.html

It's for smelting not shooting, but still.


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