Laser-equipped droids (and shiny soldier stink bugs) (Score: 1)

by in Oil Droplets turn Cells into Tiny Lasers on 2016-01-14 11:29 (#10N29)

Very interesting. The article suggests to me that it would be possible, some day, to engineer living, flesh-driven laser beams. Just have to figure out how to generate that initial flash of light to start the amplification process. So, maybe we can start this research with lightning bugs, and create some soldier bugs that can shoot laser beams out of their butt.

At least that's what I thought of when I read the second sentence in paragraph five, which begins "The eggs of the spined soldier stink bug vary in colour depending on how much light is reflecting from the surface"

Then I realized that this and the remaining lines of TFA were part of a misplaced article on stink bugs that can manipulate the colors of their eggs.