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Jumping Spider Uses Ant As Bodyguard
2014-03-12 09:31:54

Springer Ants are the unlikely guardians of jumping spiders in their battle against aggressive spitting spiders A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the somewhat soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. The downside to this plan is that jumping spiders are also a favorite snack of its very own saviors. To overcome this additional hazard, the spider has made yet another plan in the form of an ant-proof nest, writes Ximena...

2014-03-10 08:35:29

Marvell's continued support of Wi-Fi development and deployment across its expansive product offering enables the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle" of global consumers SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced that Marvell® has been honored with the prestigious Outstanding Leadership and Contribution Award by the Wi-Fi Alliance. This annual award recognizes a member company for its leadership contributions to Wi-Fi Alliance task groups...

2014-03-07 23:01:59

Garmin Vivofit is the best new activity tracker for 2014 thanks to one year battery life, heart rate and a great mobile app says Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Vivofit just arrived last week in limited quantities and it has already impressed the testers at the Heart Rate Watch Company enough to become their favorite activity tracker. “The Garmin Vivofit rocks because there is no cutting, no constant battery recharging and continual heart rate so activities...

2014-03-07 12:27:33

High performance 8bit MCUs designed to manage, collect, and analyze data from an array of environmental sensors. KYOTO, Japan and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a ROHM Group Company, has recently announced the release of 8bit low power microcontrollers designed for sensor management, data collection and processing. The ML610Q793 and ML610Q794G include LAPIS Semiconductor's original high-performance 8bit RISC CPU Core (U8) and a 16bit...

2014-03-06 16:29:54

ReportsnReports.com offers Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020 research report in its store. DALLAS, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The 2014 study of the Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Internet of Things (IoT) market has 640 pages, 266 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the Semiconductor Wireless Sensor Network is used to implement the Internet of...

2014-03-05 12:30:31

New devices and modules build upon TI's connectivity leadership with one of the first Bluetooth 4.1 offerings DALLAS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced the expansion of its SimpleLink(TM) Bluetooth(®) CC256x portfolio with the addition of new modules and audio reference designs for rapid prototyping, development and production. These new solutions are Bluetooth 4.1 certified and include updates such as on-chip audio encoding and...

2014-03-05 08:34:57

Oclaro Expands Manufacturing Production and Testing Capacity for 100G CFP2 LR4 Transceiver and Demonstrates New Technical Approach to Expand CFP2 Reach to 40km SAN JOSE, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc.( )(NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced that it is ramping up the production capacity of the Oclaro dual-rate 100G CFP2 LR4 transceiver to respond to the fast market adoption of the smaller form factor. With...

2014-02-28 23:28:25

Garmin fenix 2 creates some stout new competition for the Suunto Ambit 2 in the long distance multi-sport outdoor watch category according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 fenix 2 is the newly announced GPS watch for everything outdoors which competes favorably with many triathlon and multi-sports watches according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "A lot of people want to know how favorably Garmin fenix 2 compares with the Suunto Ambit 2 and the...

2014-02-27 04:21:12

First dual-mode 5-W power solution to ship in volume production reduces power loss by 50 percent -- enabling faster, more efficient charging BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Improving the mobile charging experience, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced it is shipping in volume production the industry's smallest, most efficient wireless power receiver to support both the Wireless Power Consortium's (WPC) Qi 1.1 and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) specifications. The...

2014-02-26 23:34:47

New chip links mobile platform innovators to millions of available ANT+ wearables and devices. Barcelona, Spain (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) short range wireless technology and ANT+ interoperability, and MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company of wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announce native support for the ANT wireless protocol in MediaTek’s new MT6630 5-in-1 combo connectivity chip....


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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.