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How to Be a Cool Vampire Bug ZdS#11

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Zeste de science

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6500

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00:03:29

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2018

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The Youtube channel Zeste de science explores all aspects of scientific research, proving that even the most complicated scientific facts can be explained in less than 5 minutes, and that even the most seemingly trivial events of everyday life, if thoroughly studied, can contribute to the biggest technological advances.
Episode 11: In order to avoid dying of heat shock while ingesting warm blood, the bug Rhodnius prolixus uses a clever cooling system. A so-called cibarial pump present in its head works as a counter-flow heat exchanger: it contains cold fluids that will cool the incoming blood down before it reaches the abdomen.

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