bluebottle fly


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bluebottle fly:

see blowflyblowfly,
name for flies of the family Calliphoridae. Blowflies are about the same size as, and resemble, the housefly; because they are usually metallic blue or green they are also called bluebottle or greenbottle flies.
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Now Stanford researchers have built such a sensor.By sandwiching a precisely molded, highly elastic rubber layer between two parallel electrodes, the team created an electronic sensor that can detect the slightest touch."It detects pressures well below the pressure exerted by a 20 milligram bluebottle fly carcass we experimented with, and does so with unprecedented speed," said Zhenan Bao, an associate professor of chemical engineering who led the research.The key innovation in the new sensor is the use of a thin film of rubber molded into a grid of tiny pyramids, Bao said.
So you could picture me zzzz-zipping around like a bluebottle fly, eyes averted from anything printed, even the receipt at the checkout - just in case.
It only takes a small gap in the window for a bluebottle fly to get in to your house and place its eggs.