Eric Arndt discusses the unique bombardier beetle

The bombardier beetle, which may not be the strongest or the fastest of its kind, has an invincible defense mechanism that has intrigued scientists for years. New research on its unique way of protecting itself may now provide information useful in the design of propulsion systems. Eric Arndt, a Ph.D. student and member of the research team at Ortiz Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is studying these beetles.