quote: certain parts of its body are capable of converting the sun's energy into electric power much like plants do during photosynthesis
quote: The team determined that the brown shell of the hornet was made from grooves that split light into diverging beams. The yellow stripe on the abdomen is made from pinhole depressions, and contains a pigment called xanthopterin. Together, the light diverging grooves, pinhole depressions and xanthopterin change light into electrical energy. The shell traps the light and the pigment does the conversion.
quote: I think I've seen you make this mistake in other articles as well.
quote: and found that certain parts of its body are capable of converting the sun's energy into electric power much like plants do during photosynthesis
quote: But you're only looking at half a process... take those normal silicon solar cells and immerse electrodes in solution, using their electricity to effect chemical reactions.
quote: "The interesting thing here is that a living biological creature does a thing like that," said Bergman. "The hornet may have discovered things that we do not yet know."