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2014-02-18 23:26:32

Garmin Vivofit and Polar Loop are the best new activity bands for 2014 according to the test team at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Polar Loop and Garmin Vivofit are the best activity bands on the market for 2014 according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "I've talked to a bunch of personal trainers who are very dissatisfied with how the non-heart rate activity bands measure activities like spin class and cycling", says Rusty Squire,...

2014-02-18 12:35:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that the FreeMotion(TM) Sensor Fusion and Context Awareness Libraries from Sensor Platforms, Inc. (SPI) are being ported to the Cadence® Tensilica® HiFi Audio/Voice digital signal processing (DSP) core. This software is scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2014. (Logo:...

2014-02-18 08:27:47

NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Morgan James Publishing's (www.Morgan-James.com) new release "The Adventures of Andy Ant: Lawn Mower on the Loose" and "The Adventures of Andy Ant: The Swimming Hole Disaster" teach children to develop good values and strong moral character while exploring the world through Andy Ant's perspective. On March 7, 2014, Lawrence W. O'Nan, author of the Andy Ant series of books, will be signing copies of "The Adventures of Andy Ant: Lawn Mower on...

Fire Ants Being Displaced By Venom-Neutralizing Crazy Ants
2014-02-14 07:08:22

[ Watch the Video: Crazy Ants Attack Fire Ants ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In areas across the southeastern United States, invasive "crazy ants" are rapidly displacing fire ants by secreting a compound that neutralizes the fire ant's venom, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin. The crazy ant is the first known example of an insect with the ability to detoxify another insect's venom. The latest in a wave of ant invasions from the...

2014-02-13 23:21:21

Polar V800 has made some real strides in catching up to and surpassing the Garmin Forerunner 910XT according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Polar V800 are Polar's new triathlon watches with Bluetooth Smart that can last for up to full Ironman's and handle all major metrics for all three sports - swim, bike and run - according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Polar V800 will set a new standard for triathlon watches when it arrives in...

2014-02-13 08:35:47

LUXEMBOURG, February 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first market-ready European mobile payment system with BLE / Showcased at Euroshop/ To be at the first retailer in the first half of 2014 "Everywhere Payment" that lives up to its name: Yapital is the first payment system in Europe to integrate BLE technology into its service portfolio, meaning that it can also be used offline. The communication with the point of sale in order to fulfill the payment is "powered by...

Ants Depend On A Tiny Neck Joint To Do Heavy Lifting: Study
2014-02-11 08:34:20

[ Watch the Video: Neck Joint The Key To An Ant's Strength ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have known and celebrated the strength of the tiny ant, but never really understood how it was achieved, until now. A new study from Ohio State University, published in the Journal of Biomechanics, reveals that the real secret to the ant's legendary strength may lie in its tiny neck joint. The findings show that the neck joint of a common American field ant can...

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Pensoft Publishers Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot. The new species, Piper kelleyi, is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. The study was...

How Gene Expression Differs Between Castes In Ants
2014-01-30 11:53:06

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Novel or highly modified genes play a major role in the development of the different castes within ant colonies. Evolutionary biologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) came to this conclusion in a recent gene expression study. Dr. Barbara Feldmeyer and her colleagues at the JGU Institute of Zoology studied the question how the different female castes arise. An ant colony generally consists of a queen and the workers. Moreover, workers can...

2014-01-28 16:28:31

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XetaWave, a Boulder-based wireless technology provider, today announced the release of the XIO and XX, expanding upon its offering of innovative high performance radios. The XIO is a versatile, dual band IO solution based on the collaboration between XetaWave and OKC Products. It combines XetaWave's Xeta9m-T radio module with OKC Products Class 1 Division 1 Aeromate to offer an IO solution with the superior performance and reliability of...


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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