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amber grasshopper
2014-07-31 07:08:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While searching through a massive collection of 20 million-year-old amber originally discovered in the Dominican Republic some five decades ago, researchers from the Illinois Natural History Survey made a surprising discovery: a new species of miniature grasshopper that is no larger than a rose thorn. According to Rachel Feltman of The Washington Post, the creature was named Electrotettix attenboroughi in honor of famed naturalist...

2014-07-25 08:28:33

ClarinoxBlue Bluetooth Smart Ready and TI's WiLink(TM) 8 key for Revolutionary SMART kapp(TM) Digital Capture Board MELBOURNE, Australia, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarinox Technologies, a leading provider of wireless protocol stack software, is pleased to have provided Clarinox(TM)Blue Smart Ready protocol stack on the Texas Instruments(TI) WiLink(TM) 8 platform for the recently announced SMART kapp digital capture board. Unveiled at InfoComm 2014, SMART kapp allows users to...

2014-07-24 20:22:08

ReportsnReports.com offers Wireless Sensor Networks: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 in its store. DALLAS, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Wireless Sensor Network Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019 study has 640 pages, 266 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Wireless Sensor Network is used to implement the Internet of things. Photo -...

2014-07-23 23:07:41

Speech Recognition Technology Leader Partners with Bluetooth Innovator in Motorcycle and Outdoor Activities Products Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Sensory, Inc., the industry leader in speech and vision technologies for consumer products, today announced that its pioneering TrulyHandsfree™ voice trigger and phrase spotting technology is featured in Sena Technologies, Inc.’s much anticipated, just released 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication Headset System....

2014-07-23 23:02:36

Group CBS and its network of distributors will be responsible for selling and integrating IntelliSAW systems into switchgear throughout the U.S. Addison, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Group CBS, Inc.(GroupCBS.com), with commercial interests in electrical supply, field service, and engineering across the United States, has entered into an exclusive master distributor agreement for the U.S. with IntelliSAW, a leading provider of next-generation wireless temperature, humidity and...

2014-07-21 23:03:57

The FCC recently approved the use of high power transmitters at 5.15-5.25GHz. The AvaLAN 5Ghz product family now has twice as many channels resulting in twice the amount of data capacity. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 The FCC recently approved the use of high power transmitters at 5.15-5.25GHz. The AvaLAN 5Ghz product family now has twice as many channels resulting in twice the amount of data capacity. This is important when scaling larger deployments and allows smaller sites to...

2014-07-18 16:25:11

ReportsnReports.com offers "Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" and "The Wireless M2M & IoT Bible: 2014 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals and Forecasts" in its store. DALLAS, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Networks Markets at $2.7 billion in 2013 are forecast to reach $12 billion Worldwide by 2020. Wild growth, frequently measured as...

2014-07-17 23:11:02

Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems) today announced that a wireless Mass Notification System using Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum digital radios has been deployed at Camp Zama, Japan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Acoustic Technology, Inc. (ATI Systems), the world leader in Mass Notification Systems, today announced that a wireless Mass Notification System using Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum digital radios has been deployed at Camp Zama, Japan. Camp Zama is an important...

Tech Firms Join Forces To Thread Smart Home Network Together
2014-07-15 09:17:30

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google Inc.'s Nest Labs, Samsung Electronics, ARM Holdings, Freescale Semiconductor, Silicon Labs, Yale and Big Ass Fans have joined forces to create an industry trade group built around a new standard for devices to communicate in a smart home network. On Tuesday the companies launched Thread Group, which is just the latest Internet of Things consortium that looks to create an IP-based wireless networking protocol to connect products and...

2014-07-15 08:33:33

RF430F5978 MCU integrates TI sub-1GHz RF transceiver, 3D LF wake-up trigger and transponder with standard MSP430 MCU features and advanced AES security DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding its broad portfolio of low-power, radio frequency (RF) solutions, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduces the RF430F5978 microcontroller (MCU) and accompanying evaluation module (EVM). Building on TI's CC430 product family, the RF430F5978 MCU is a highly integrated RF solution with...


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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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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'