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2014-12-01 08:36:36

DALLAS, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "IWSN Market by Sensor (Temperature, Pressure, Level, Flow, Humidity, & Others),

Ants And Waves - Are There Similarities?
2014-12-01 03:21:57

Animals looking for food or light waves moving through turbid media – astonishing similarities have now been found between completely different phenomena.

2014-11-30 23:03:25

Top10inaction reveals a comprehensive list of ten of the best heart rate monitor watches on the market.

2014-11-25 23:03:15

The ZigBee Alliance has taken the first steps toward uniting the Internet of Things with the launch of ZigBee 3.0.

2014-11-24 23:01:09

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT) Market Shares & Forecast 2014-2020" to its huge collection of research reports.Browse

2014-11-24 08:26:31

Mio FUSE Tracks Heart Rate, Steps, Calories, Distance, Speed and Pace; Connects with All Apps and Devices Via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov.

2014-11-21 16:26:06

California Eastern Laboratories Recognized for leadership in Last Mile / Edge / Access category SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-19 08:23:23

TI receiver and transmitter system efficiently charges one- and two-cell battery-powered applications, supports any Qi-compatible 5-W wireless charging system DALLAS, Nov.

2014-11-18 08:42:33

ZigBee Alliance unifies application standards for Internet of Things SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-18 08:38:14

TI's fully differential amplifiers improve performance in radar and test and measurement equipment, and wireless base stations DALLAS, Nov.


Latest Ant Reference Libraries

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'.