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2014-03-18 12:35:15

New SimpleLink(TM) CC2592 range extender delivers a low cost, high temperature, small form factor design for worldwide operation DALLAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the SimpleLink(TM) CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI's 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee(®), 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth(®) low energy networks. The first launched pairing is the CC2592 with the SimpleLink...

2014-03-17 12:29:30

GainSpan low power Wi-Fi technology allows clocks to maintain synchronized time and require no maintenance for five years SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GainSpan(®) Corporation, a leader in ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, today announced that American Time is using GainSpan technology to power its recently released line of Wi-Fi clocks. Using the combination of GainSpan's ultra-low power Wi-Fi and a battery booster pack, the battery...

Specialization By Insect Species Is The Key
2014-03-14 14:54:57

University of Iowa Most of us already imagine the tropics as a place of diversity—a lush region of the globe teeming with a wide variety of exotic plants and animals. But for researchers Andrew Forbes and Marty Condon, there's even more diversity than meets the eye. In a paper published in the March 14 issue of the journal Science, Forbes and Condon report the discovery of extraordinary diversity and specialization in the tropics. The paper builds upon previous research conducted...

2014-03-12 23:24:04

Bi-directional Resistance Control Optimizes User Experience Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today announces the Member Early Release (MER) of the Fitness Equipment – Controls (FE-C) Device Profile. Creating the standardized platform for cross-brand interoperability, this profile enables bi-directional resistance control for ANT+ bike trainers, indoor cycling (IC) bikes and simulation systems...

Jumping Spider Uses Ant As Bodyguard
2014-03-12 09:31:54

Springer Ants are the unlikely guardians of jumping spiders in their battle against aggressive spitting spiders A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are also a favorite snack of its very own saviors. To overcome this additional hazard, the spider has made yet another plan in the form of an ant-proof nest, writes Ximena...

2014-03-10 08:35:29

Marvell's continued support of Wi-Fi development and deployment across its expansive product offering enables the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle" of global consumers SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that Marvell® has been honored with the prestigious Outstanding Leadership and Contribution Award by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This annual award recognizes a member company for its leadership contributions to Wi-Fi Alliance task groups...

2014-03-07 23:01:59

Garmin Vivofit is the best new activity tracker for 2014 thanks to one year battery life, heart rate and a great mobile app says Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Vivofit just arrived last week in limited quantities and it has already impressed the testers at the Heart Rate Watch Company enough to become their favorite activity tracker. “The Garmin Vivofit rocks because there is no cutting, no constant battery recharging and continual heart rate so activities...

2014-03-07 12:27:33

High performance 8bit MCUs designed to manage, collect, and analyze data from an array of environmental sensors. KYOTO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the release of 8bit low power microcontrollers designed for sensor management, data collection and processing. The ML610Q793 and ML610Q794G include LAPIS Semiconductor's original high-performance 8bit RISC CPU Core (U8) and a 16bit...

2014-03-06 16:29:54

ReportsnReports.com offers Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 research report in its store. DALLAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2014 study of the Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT) market has 640 pages, 266 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Network is used to implement the Internet of...

2014-03-05 12:30:31

New devices and modules build upon TI's connectivity leadership with one of the first Bluetooth 4.1 offerings DALLAS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced the expansion of its SimpleLink(TM) Bluetooth(®) CC256x portfolio with the addition of new modules and audio reference designs for rapid prototyping, development and production. These new solutions are Bluetooth 4.1 certified and include updates such as on-chip audio encoding and...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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