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2014-01-27 08:33:55

Development of an interoperable wireless IPv6 communication profile based on international open IEEE and IETF standards SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play...

2014-01-24 23:23:31

Combines Communication With Lifescan Glucometers and a Non Contact Infrared Thermometer Crolles, France (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 People dealing with diabetes want to leverage mobile technologies to improve their daily lives while keeping the glucometers they are familiar with. Ease of use, cost of consumables and measurement accuracy are key factors in device selection. Likewise, when it comes to smartphones, a large majority of blood glucose meter users indicate that there is a growing...

2014-01-23 23:25:26

Lucid’s BuildingOS® and Rainforest Automation’s EAGLE™ wireless gateway device provide a plug-and-play solution for monitoring, displaying, and analyzing energy consumption that can begin streaming data in minutes. Oakland, CA & Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Lucid and Rainforest Automation have jointly announced the availability of an integrated solution for monitoring real-time smart meter data that requires zero installation and can be turned on instantly. Lucid...

Active Nightlife Of Birds Driven By Desire To Reproduce
2014-01-23 10:04:09

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences For a non-nocturnal bird, the yellow-breasted chat spends a significant amount of time visiting other birds' territories during the night. A University of Illinois researcher who was studying birds' movement during the day noticed that males were active almost every night, while the females were active at night but particularly during the window of time when they were fertile. "We were studying the...

2014-01-23 08:34:36

TI's digital-to-analog converter provides up to 2 GHz of information bandwidth DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today unveiled the industry's fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The 4-channel, 2.5-GSPS DAC38J84 is 66 percent faster than the competition and supports the JEDEC JESD204B serial interface standard for data converters up to 12.5 Gbps. The pin-compatible 2-channel, 16-bit DAC38J82 also runs at 2.5 GSPS, 25 percent faster than...

2014-01-23 08:24:20

LAPIS Semiconductor Co., NICT and Silver Spring Networks Complete Global Certification Program and Successful Testing TOKYO, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-SUN® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating interoperable wireless solutions for use in energy management and smart-utility network applications, today announced the first Wi-SUN Alliance certified products. Wi-SUN members LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd, NICT (Japan's National Institute of Information and...

2014-01-22 12:30:14

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GainSpan Corporation, a leader in ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity, today announced it will showcase its latest wireless solutions for the Smart Energy market at DistribuTECH 2014, January 28 -30, in San Antonio, Texas. The company's next-generation GS2000 Wi-Fi/ZigBee chips, modules and application development kits (ADKs) will be on display at the Symmetry Electronics Booth #825. (Logo:...

2014-01-22 08:31:48

World-Renowned Lab Supports Partner Interoperability Testing and Validation to Ensure IEEE 802.15.4g Interoperability TOKYO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-SUN® Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating interoperable wireless solutions for use in energy management and smart-utility network applications, today announced worldwide availability of its Global Certification Program, including stringent testing and seamless interoperability for wireless Smart Utility Network...

2014-01-19 23:01:50

ReportsnReports.com offers wireless industry market research reports covering network infrastructure, wireless chargers, sensor networks, industrial wireless automation market and other sectors for 2014 with forecasts up to 2020. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 The scope of “wireless network infrastructure” is expanding as wireless carriers increase their investments in Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure encompassing WiFi, small cells, Distributed Antenna Systems...

2014-01-17 08:24:52

STOCKHOLM, January 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet of Things startup Thingsquare today announced the program for the spring 2014 Internet of Things (IoT) courses. The Internet of Things is one of this year's most talked about technologies, set out to revolutionize consumer electronics, lighting, smart cities, and retail. The 2014 course program has been expanded with a set of online courses as well as a new on-site in-depth course in advanced firmware engineering. The...


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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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