(Flickr photo © by graftedno1) Wasps might have a natural thermoelectric heat pump that keeps them cooler than the air around them, allowing them to operate (and terrorize, sadly, for some of us) in ... more 
(Flickr photo © by graftedno1) Wasps might have a natural thermoelectric heat pump that keeps them cooler than the air around them, allowing them to operate (and terrorize, sadly, for some of us) in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, according to research by David J. Bergman of the Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Bergman told PhysicsWeb in 2003 that sunlight might activate a photovoltaic system in the wasp's shell that creates an electrical current that’s similar to how a semiconductor operates. less 
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Fri, Jul 19, 2013 1:00 PM EDT