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2014-05-27 11:44:07

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways, biologists found. Yet the collective foraging behavior of ants goes well beyond that, as a mathematical study to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals: The animal movements at a certain point change from chaos to order. This happens...

2014-05-23 23:07:32

Forerunner 220 and Suunto Ambit 2R are the best two GPS running watches for 2014 under $300, says the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Suunto Ambit 2R and Forerunner 220 are the two best running watches on the market at under $300 says the test staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company. "We test dozens of these running watches every year and these two GPS watches are real standouts for quality running data," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate...

2014-05-22 23:04:17

Ap1ication Inc. The ApBeacon platform brings an unprecedented level of location awareness and connectivity to existing mobile applications. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Ap1ication (http://www.ap1ication.com/)™ is a Toronto based technology start-up focused on custom applications and advanced hardware. Ap1ication is proud to introduce its new ApBeacon (http://www.apbeacon.com/)™ Local Positioning System. The ApBeacon platform facilitates more meaningful dialogue between...

2014-05-21 08:34:18

New Chip Improves Data Protection and Enhances Indoor Location Experience IRVINE, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: -- On-chip security dramatically increases privacy across expanding number of connected products -- Support for iBeacon technology enables faster proximity detection and identification -- Integrated software offers A4WP Rezence(TM) wireless charging support Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in...

2014-05-20 08:32:24

New TMS320C5517 DSP from Texas Instruments offers developers high performance and an expansive peripheral set at low power DALLAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduces the next-generation, ultra-low-power DSP in TI's scalable TMS320C5000(TM) device portfolio, the TMS320C5517 (C5517). The new DSP delivers up to 200 MHz performance enabling faster processing of data with low-power consumption for demanding applications, such as audio and video,...

2014-05-19 23:09:20

Bluegiga Technologies, a leading provider of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity modules, today announced its new BLE121LR extended range Bluetooth Smart Module. Espoo (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The BLE121LR is Bluegiga’s latest edition to its market leading Bluetooth smart module family offering extended range capabilities in excess of 250 to 450m with current generation tablets and smartphones while maintaining low power operation commensurate with Bluetooth smart technology. BLE121LR has an...

2014-05-18 23:01:37

The top three GPS watches for runners, cyclists and triathletes for 2014 have been named by the Heart Rate Watch Company Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 The top 3 GPS watches for 2014 have been named by the Heart Rate Watch Company recently. "We had to agonize over this list because as much as we like the Garmin fenix 2 concept it has proven glitch-prone, we've had shutdowns, short battery life and a number of issues", says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch...

Increases In Dopamine Levels Turn Worker Ants Into Warrior Queens
2014-05-13 03:13:43

[ Watch The Video: Ants Dueling ] North Carolina State University The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The researchers studied Indian jumping ants (Harpegnathos saltator), which can undergo significant changes in physiology...

2014-05-03 23:01:25

Polar V800 has surpassed the Forerunner 910XT by as the new standard bearer in triathlon and multisport watches according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) May 03, 2014 V800 is the new multisport GPS watch from Polar that offers Bluetooth Smart plus 24/7 activity monitoring and it passes the Garmin 910XT as the top triathlon watch according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "Smartphone data transfer is the way everything is headed and Polar V800 has that capability...

2014-05-01 16:23:14

Use these five steps if you suspect a termite attack INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Your first reaction to seeing flying termites in your home could be panic. If you've had a previous termite infestation, you probably just feel angry. Either way, hungry termites mean business and your home is on the menu. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140430/82668 "After the cold winter we've had, you may be surprised to know that termites are swarming right now," says Ty Ferraro, Dow...


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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.