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ants sympatric speciation
2014-08-25 03:00:57

Peter Iglinski, University of Rochester A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development. “Most new species come about in geographic isolation,” said Christian Rabeling, assistant professor of...

2014-08-21 23:12:03

One of Few Labs in US to Offer Testing for New European 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Standard Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Advanced Compliance Solutions, Inc. (ACS) a provider of regulatory compliance and product development testing services, announced today the successful completion of an audit including the new EN 300 328 v1.8.1 wireless device standards. ACS is one of a few test labs in the US to earn this expanded accreditation. Beginning January 1, 2015, more rigorous CE mark requirements...

Parasitic Fungus Manipulate Hosts To Die On The 'Doorstep' Of The Colony
2014-08-21 03:58:06

By Chuck Gill, Penn State A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa. Previous research shows that Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis, known as the "zombie ant fungus," controls the behavior of carpenter ant workers...

2014-08-19 23:04:44

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Home Energy Management Systems Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report database. Browse full report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/home-energy-management-systems.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Home Energy Management Systems Market - Global Industry...

2014-08-13 23:08:25

TrackBlue LLC announced today the release of its TB130 sensor-based beacons and supporting management software. New Hampshire (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 TrackBlue LLC announced today the release of its TB130 sensor-based beacons and supporting management software. TrackBlue beacons are local area wireless asset tags that broadcast a unique identifier using the Bluetooth channel (Bluetooth Smart). The broadcast distance can be up to a 200-foot radius depending upon the operating environment....

2014-08-12 16:30:55

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Digital, Inc. -- Key Digital(®), an award winning (CES, InfoComm, CEDIA, NAHB) manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, presents their new Compass Control master controller kit, the KD-CCKIT1000 for the upcoming CEDIA 2014 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada. Compass Control® is the first fully-integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple's iOS devices - iPad(®), iPad mini(®), iPhone(®), and...

2014-08-06 23:03:32

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Wireless Power Transmission Market by transmission technology (Induction, Radiation), type, and range; by application (consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, healthcare, and defense), and by geography: forecast and analysis (2013-2020)" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Wireless power transmission is starting to see more extensive acknowledgement in the industry and will turn into an inexorably pervasive manifestation...

internet wireless router
2014-08-06 03:00:16

Michelle Ma, University of Washington Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it – all without requiring batteries. Or, battery-free sensors embedded around your home could track minute-by-minute temperature changes and send that information to your thermostat to help conserve energy. This not-so-distant “Internet of Things” reality...

2014-08-04 12:35:43

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 http://www.reportbuyer.com/computing_electronics/manufacturing/semiconductor_wireless_sensor_internet_things_iot_market_shares_strategies_forecasts_worldwide_2014_2020.html Internet of things and to monitor pipelines, oil wells, and healthcare patients to illustrate the...

Are Fire Ants Using Natural Corridors To Advance The Front?
2014-08-04 03:10:54

By Cheryl Dybas, National Science Foundation Heading for a summer picnic or hike, or just out to mow your lawn? In the US Southeast and beyond, you might want to watch where you walk. Fire ants. Crossing the border from South America, they're on the march northward. How does habitat--in particular, corridors that connect one place with another--help the ants spread? To find out, the National Science Foundation (NSF) talked with ecologist and program director Doug Levey of its...


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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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