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2014-09-08 12:24:50

NUREMBERG, Germany, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wearable devices are the current trend in technology. Manufacturers from a range of different industries including fashion, sports and technology are introducing many new models to the market. A recent GfK survey carried out in China, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the USA shows that, from the consumers' point of view, well-known technology brands are the first port of call for any potential purchase. Activity trackers...

2014-09-05 08:25:36

700-V power management switcher cuts quiescent power consumption in half DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its portfolio of high-voltage power solutions for offline AC/DC designs, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) today introduced a 700-V switcher with the industry's lowest quiescent current of less than 100 uA - half the power consumption of existing solutions. The UCC28880 controller integrates a 700-V power MOSFET and high-voltage current source, increasing overall energy...

2014-09-03 23:00:41

HOBO® MX1101 transmits temperature and relative humidity data via Bluetooth Smart to mobile devices; works with free HOBOmobile™ app for iOS Bourne, MA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Onset, a world leader in data loggers for building performance monitoring, today announced the HOBO MX1101, the company’s first data logger that measures and transmits temperature and humidity data wirelessly to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart technology. The self-contained wireless data logger,...

2014-09-03 08:39:48

Provides Unparalleled Throughput, Bluetooth Co-existence Performance and Indoor Location Accuracy IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: -- Highest performing 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip available -- Second-generation 2x2 MIMO combo chip extends Broadcom's leadership in connectivity -- Delivers exceptional experience to highly connected, multi-tasking, on-the-go consumers Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global...

2014-09-02 12:34:13

Rugged ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi & dual-mode Bluetooth for reliable connectivity THALWIL, Switzerland, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning semiconductors and modules, announces the ODIN-W160, a rugged multiradio module for demanding industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. "u-blox' compact ODIN-W160 module is perfect for small sensor applications in rugged environments, where faultless operation 24/7 is a...

2014-08-28 12:34:32

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAI will be serving as Silver Patron and exhibiting the Radio Frequency Network Channel Emulation Simulation Tool (RFnest(TM)) product at the annual IEEE international Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Communications (PIMRC) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC from 2 through 5 September 2014. The PIMRC is the premier conference in the wireless research arena and has a long history of bringing together academia, industry and...

zombie ant fungus
2014-08-27 03:30:44

Chuck Gill, Penn State A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. The findings, which suggest that the fungus "knows" its preferred host, provide new insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, according to researchers. "Fungi are well known for their ability to...

2014-08-27 08:24:45

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is the world's first stereo earbuds with built-in heart rate monitor and Sport Life App NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds - and an all-in-one training solution with Jabra Sport Life application - announced by Jabra today. Combining an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby(®) Digital sound and real-time voice coaching,...

2014-08-26 23:03:09

Quantified Value for Compression Damping Enhances Rider Performance Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today announces the release of the ANT+ Suspension Device Profile which enables the seamless transfer of key compression data and commands. Designed to provide riders with quantified suspension damping values and immediate adjustment capabilities for improved performance, this Device Profile complies...

Miniature Satellites Take Wireless Sensor Networks Into Space
2014-08-26 03:06:34

World Scientific A team of engineers from Singapore has successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee wireless sensor network (WSN) for satellite communications. With the weight of payloads being a major constraint in satellite design, constructing a lightweight, low power-consuming, wireless communication system to do away with cabling inside the satellite has always been a challenge for system designers. The engineering team at the Satellite Research Centre of Nanyang Technological...


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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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