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2014-01-06 20:21:56

Industry-Leading, Powerful and Sleek Fitness and Health Monitoring Wearable Devices to Launch in North America by Summer 2014 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 International CES, LVCC South Hall Meeting Room S214 -- Epson America today announced its Pulsense((TM)) line of watches and wristbands for fitness, health and wellness monitoring. Epson(®) Pulsense is an innovative bio sensing wrist wearable device that can monitor and store your heart rate, activity level,...

Novel Attract-and-kill Approach Developed To Target Argentine Ants
2014-01-06 13:15:08

University of California - Riverside UC Riverside entomologists devise a technique that involves mixing a synthetic pheromone in insecticide sprays After being inadvertently introduced in the United States from South America, Argentine ants have successfully invaded urban, agricultural, and natural settings nationwide. In urban California, the Argentine ant is among the primary pest ants. For example, this particular species of ants makes up 85 percent of ants sampled by commercial pest...

2014-01-06 12:26:21

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In December 2010, Linda Richards opened a Christmas present that transformed not only her appearance, but her life. She received a Fitbit, a wireless device that tracks her every step taken, calorie burned and movement made, as well as her sleep patterns, and then syncs the information to her Verizon Wireless smartphone and computer. At the time, Richards was overweight and had recently lost her job. With her husband's encouragement,...

2014-01-06 08:31:32

Amplifies Quality of HD Video Streaming in Routers, Gateways, Set-top Boxes, Digital TVs and Gaming Platforms LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 CES International News Highlights: -- Industry's first 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO combo chip for digital televisions delivers 3X bandwidth to ensure seamless streaming for high-bandwidth applications -- Powerful 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac chip for routers, gateways and set-top boxes frees up the host CPU for applications...

2014-01-06 08:31:17

The Marvell Avastar 88W8887 expands Marvell's rich 802.11ac product portfolio providing a high-performance, low-power, cost efficient solution SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today launches best-in-class 802.11ac 1x1 wireless combo solution with industry's highest level of integration. The Marvell Avastar® 88W8887 expands Marvell's rich 802.11ac product portfolio providing a high-performance, low-power, cost efficient solution for new...

2014-01-06 08:21:43

PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerbyProxi, (www.powerbyproxi.com) developer of the world's most advanced and safest wireless power system, today announced it has signed a technology licensing agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) the global semiconductor company that designs and manufactures analog integrated circuits and embedded processors. TI will leverage PowerbyProxi's resonant and closely coupled wireless power expertise and patents to add new products to...

2013-12-30 23:21:05

Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell Market 2014-2018 report says market to grow at a CAGR of 185 percent over the period 2013-2018. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The key purpose of all non-macrocell solutions in a telecom network is to address the inexorable demand for coverage and capacity. Such solutions include small cells, Wi-Fi, DAS, and the emerging CRAN. While the first three solutions have been in the market for a while, the CRAN is a relatively new architecture which, like...

2013-12-26 12:20:25

DUBLIN, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4bhdmh/power_line ) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Power Line Communication (PLC) Systems Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4bhdmh/power_line ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Power line communication (PLC) is a technology that enables sending...

2013-12-23 23:02:25

ANT and ANT/BLE protocol stacks now available as downloadable formats. (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today confirms the availability of the new nRF51422 which supports downloadable SoftDevice formats for both the ANT S210 and the combined dual protocol ANT and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) S310 stacks. This revision of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 System on Chip (SoC) IC enables increased flexibility by allowing...

California Academy Of Sciences Described 91 New Species In 2013
2013-12-20 16:26:05

California Academy of Sciences In 2013, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences discovered 91 new plant and animal species and two new genera, enriching our understanding of the complex web of life on Earth and strengthening our ability to make informed conservation decisions. The new species, previously unknown to science, include 38 different ants, 12 fishes, 14 plants, eight beetles, two spiders, one reptile, and one amphibian. In addition, Academy scientists discovered a new...


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

Myrmecology
2013-09-30 16:20:45

Myrmecology, a branch of entomology, is the study of ants that has focused on many factors about ants, including evolution and social systems. William Morton Wheeler first used the term myrmecology, but the study of ants predates the usage of the term, going back to ancient references of ants. Auguste Forel, a Swiss psychologist, conducted the first scientific studies of ants, focusing on the roles of instinct and learning in a society. He published Les fourmis de la Suisse in 1874 after...

Hodotermes
2013-08-13 11:32:19

Hodotermes is a genus that contains two species of African harvester termites known as H. mossambicus and H. erithreensis. The collective range of both species extends from some areas of South Africa through the savannas in East Africa to Palaearctic North Africa. Both species are subterraneous, nesting under the ground, but the nests of H. mossambicus can contain several sphere-shaped hives, and long tunnels connect the rooms of each nest. It is typical for all harvester termites to have...

Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

Red Bull Ant, Myrmecia gulosa
2013-07-10 12:55:32

The red bull ant (Myrmecia gulosa), also known as “hoppy Joe” or the giant bull ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Eastern Australia. It was first described by Joseph Banks in 1770 and was one of the first insects to be described from Australia. Its nests are found underground and contain a network of extensive tunnels. The red bull ant reaches an average body length between .5 and 1.1 inches. Its thorax and head are typically reddish...

Inchman, Myrmecia forficate
2013-07-10 12:28:46

The inchman (Myrmecia forficate) is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia, in a range that includes Tasmania and possibly southeastern areas of Australia. This species is gregarious, living in colonies like most other ant species, but it forages for food alone. Nests often go unseen and are typically found under rocks.  It reaches an average body length of up to one inch long, the trait from which it received its common name. The inchman is both a scavenger and a...

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