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'Touched' Female Cockroaches Reproduce Faster
2014-04-02 15:53:02

North Carolina State University To speed up reproduction, there's no substitute for the tender touch of a live cockroach. That's the major takeaway from a North Carolina State University study examining whether artificial antennae – in this case, duck feathers – can mimic a cockroach antenna's capacity to hasten reproduction in cockroach females. Female cockroaches that get "touched" – by other female cockroaches and, under certain conditions, even by duck feathers that mimic...

2014-04-02 12:36:16

New ADK to be demonstrated at ISC West 2014 SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GainSpan(®) Corporation, a leader in low-power Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things, and GEO Semiconductor, Inc., a semiconductor and software company specializing in camera and video solutions, today announced a Full HD resolution Video Application Development Kit (ADK) targeted at IOT applications in the surveillance, security and automotive markets. The new ADK will be demonstrated at the...

2014-04-02 04:22:09

LAS VEGAS - International Security Conference and Expo, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eInfochips [http://www.einfochips.com ], a global product engineering company; The Kroger Co. [https://www.kroger.com ] (KR), one of the world's largest retailers and Wincor Nixdorf [http://www.wincor-nixdorf.com/internet/site_EN/EN/Home/homepage_node.html ] (WIN), one of the world's leading providers of IT solutions and services to retail banks and the retail industry today introduced a new...

2014-04-01 20:21:32

DUBLIN, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ztd4d8/real_time) has announced the addition of the "Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS, RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB, GPS, IR, NFER, ZigBee and Emerging Technologies) and Application Market - Forecasts to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ztd4d8/real_time ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The...

2014-04-01 16:27:07

DUBLIN, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zb7rsm/connectivity_chip) has announced the addition of the "Connectivity Chip Trends" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zb7rsm/connectivity_chip ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report analyzes and presents an overview of Connectivity Chips market worldwide. The report in addition provides...

Six New Dracula Ants From Madagascar
2014-03-31 15:41:31

Pensoft Publishers Six new species of Dracula ants from the Malagasy region have been discovered by scientists at the California Academy of Sciences. The discoveries, by postdoctoral fellow Masashi Yoshimura from Japan and curator of entomology Brian L. Fisher, represent a completely new twist in the typically rigid caste system of ants, where anatomy is typically destiny. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. "The genus Mystrium is the most mysterious group within...

2014-03-31 08:33:55

Marvell's new 88EM8189 LED controller offers I2C control, low standby power, compatibility to phase cut dimmers and accelerates the transition of Smart lighting SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced its new AC/DC LED driver Integrated Circuit (IC), the Marvell® 88EM8189 featuring I(2)C compatible digital interface integration to connect with a networking microcontroller that runs a lighting control protocol, such as Zigbee, for Smart...

2014-03-30 23:03:59

CS &A explores the challenges and changes to semiconductor timing in its newest semiconductor timing market report series. Cupertino, California (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Consulting Services & Associates LLC (CS &A) has released its latest market report and analysis series focused on semiconductor timing covering the results of CY2013 and forecasting through 2016. The latest series (5) of reports include; (1) Xtals and Oscillators, including quartz, SiMEMS, SAW, and All-Silicon...

2014-03-27 23:21:31

Small, future proof solution features concurrent support of ANT® and Bluetooth® low energy; RF regulatory certified and fully integrated for fast time-to-market. Cochrane, Alberta (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Dynastream Innovations Inc., the global leader in the development of wearable and wireless products, today announces the availability of the N548, the first dual protocol ANT® SoC (System on Chip) Module. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 SoC, this 2.4 GHz solution...

2014-03-26 23:01:41

Garmin fenix 2 and Suunto Ambit 2 are the two hottest GPS sports watches on the market, but which one is better asks Heart Rate Watch Company? Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Suunto Ambit 2 and Garmin fenix 2 have been the two hottest GPS watches of the past several months says the Heart Rate Watch Company as they contrast the two watches. "These are the best two GPS watches ever made and Garmin is slightly more technologically advanced with Bluetooth Smart while Suunto has the...


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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Word of the Day
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.