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Smart Home Integration On Nest's Radar
2014-06-24 12:20:04

This week Google-owned Nest Labs' Developer Program announced a new set of partnerships that will allow for third party integration with its Learning Thermostats and connected smoke detectors.

2014-06-22 23:00:21

Different from WiFi (ZigBee) products, Bluetooth products are independent of router and they are not required setup.

Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading Into New Territory
2014-06-19 03:43:16

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States.

2014-06-19 12:27:50

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

2014-06-18 23:00:38

Suunto heart rate monitors and GPS watches are up to 40% off for a limited time only at the

2014-06-18 12:34:59

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:

2014-06-17 23:06:45

Building off the success of its award winning 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball, the company has advanced its digital sports technology platform beyond the smartphone and tablet.

2014-06-16 23:10:31

Highly integrated, low-cost WHZ4188 WiFi module provides system integrators, OEMs and ODMs to design a new range of products with Wireless LAN connectivity for the rapidly growing IoT market.

2014-06-16 08:32:32

The new SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi family delivers the industry's first single-chip, low-power Wi-Fi solution with built-in programmable MCU designed for the IoT DALLAS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/

frozen red fire ant raft
2014-06-13 05:22:15

Solenopsis invicta - the destroyer of picnics and bane of exposed limbs everywhere - is better known by its common name, the red fire ant. Aside from S. invicta's propensity to swarm and attack, it turns out this insect is also one of the more talented engineers in the animal kingdom.


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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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.