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Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

[ Watch The Video: Ants Dueling ] North Carolina State University The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The researchers studied Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), which can undergo significant changes in physiology...

2014-05-03 23:01:25

Polar V800 has surpassed the Forerunner 910XT by as the new standard bearer in triathlon and multisport watches according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 V800 is the new multisport GPS watch from Polar that offers Bluetooth Smart plus 24/7 activity monitoring and it passes the Garmin 910XT as the top triathlon watch according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Smartphone data transfer is the way everything is headed and Polar V800 has that capability...

2014-05-01 16:23:14

Use these five steps if you suspect a termite attack INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Your first reaction to seeing flying termites in your home could be panic. If you've had a previous termite infestation, you probably just feel angry. Either way, hungry termites mean business and your home is on the menu. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82668 "After the cold winter we've had, you may be surprised to know that termites are swarming right now," says Ty Ferraro, Dow...

2014-04-30 08:42:00

CEVA-TeakLite-4 multifunctional capabilities now support widest range of applications on a single core, including Bluetooth connectivity, audio, voice and sensing SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linley Mobile Conference -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores today announced that the CEVA-TeakLite-4 DSP is now handling the processing load of Bluetooth, in addition to audio, voice and...

2014-04-30 08:23:36

SUNNYVALE, California, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Company joins the ZigBee Alliance after developing wireless products for Smart Energy, Home Automation and Retail Stores eInfochips, a leading product design services company today announced that it has joined the ZigBee Alliance [https://www.zigbee.org ] as a Design House Member, to broaden its role in the ZigBee ecosystem. eInfochips has already designed multiple products...

2014-04-26 23:01:27

The 5 easiest to use GPS watches were recently rated by the Heart Rate Watch Company including Suunto Ambit 2, Garmin Forerunner 220 and more. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 26, 2014 GPS watches can be intimidating and complicated for the uninitiated but these five watches can be learned very quickly according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "It boils down to intuitive menu navigation and companies that offer good resource tools, like videos and well indexed manuals," says Rusty...

2014-04-24 23:15:14

AvaLAN Wireless Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary as an Industry Leading Developer and Manufacturer of Long Range Industrial Wireless Ethernet Radios and Cryptographic Technology Huntsville, Alabama (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Since AvaLAN’s inception in Silicon Valley in 2004, the company has now grown to be a leader in the industrial wireless market. In the last ten years AvaLAN has shipped over 65,000 radios. AvaLAN Wireless continues to innovate with new products and market-driven product...

2014-04-22 08:29:08

SimpleLink(TM) CC2541-Q1 wireless microcontroller delivers new automotive use cases through low power, reduced cost and simplified design DALLAS, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the SimpleLink(TM) Bluetooth(®) low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller (MCU) that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications. The CC2541-Q1...

2014-04-17 23:09:13

The 5 best bike computers and cycling watches of 2014, including the new Garmin Edge 1000 and Polar V800, have been selected by the test staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The 5 best bike computers and cycling watches for 2014 have been named recently by the test staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Every year we take a look at what is new on the landscape for bike computers and cycling watches and vote for our top rated products based upon...

2014-04-17 12:28:33

DUBLIN, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/spb995/global_zigbee) has announced the addition of the "Global ZigBee Set-Top Box Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/spb995/global_zigbee ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The analysts forecast the Global ZigBee Set-Top Box market to grow at a CAGR of 24.48 percent over the...


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Short-beaked Echidna, Tachyglossus aculeatus
2014-08-13 14:53:30

The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus), once called the spiny anteater, is the sole member of its genus and one of four remaining species of echidna. It resides in Australia and New Guinea, residing in a variety of habitats including grasslands, forests, coasts, and in agricultural areas. This species was first described in 1792 by George Shaw, who named it Myrmecophaga aculeate, believing it to be a relative of the anteater. Its name has changed four times since its first...

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...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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