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2014-07-10 16:22:10

Innovative power electronics solution for large-scale solar installations developed by Stanford freshmen SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- seedchange announced that Dragonfly Systems has agreed to be acquired by a leading manufacturer of solar power systems. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Dragonfly Systems is the first company to complete its funding round on the seedchange platform. Dragonfly began working with seedchange, an online platform for early...

Light-colored Insects Thriving As European Climate Warms
2014-05-27 03:21:20

University of Copenhagen Butterflies and dragonflies with a lighter shade of color do better in warmer areas of Europe. This gives them a competitive advantage over the darker insects in the face of climate change. Changes in Europe's insect assemblages due to warming can already be seen for dragonflies, shows a study recently published in Nature Communications. "When studying biodiversity, we lack general rules about why certain species occur where they do. With this research we've...

2014-01-28 12:26:53

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 PRNewswire-iReach/ -- It is not often that we come across a story that combines mystery, an elite secret society, global sexual escapades and a collection of letters that provide readers a fictional peek at the life in the fast lane of John Casablancas, the supermodel and fashion mogul. The first impression the reader experiences reading this fictional novel is an instant comparison with the sexual electricity and intrigue of "Eyes Wide Shut", the moral...

2013-09-16 23:00:08

Event to Benefit Children with Autism and Medical Needs West Chester, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Dragonfly Forest, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to offering a fun camp experience for children with Autism and other medical needs, will host the FORE the Children Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at the Springhaven Country Club in Wallingford, PA. The day promises to be one of golf, fun and forming new friendships in support of Dragonfly Forest’s innovative...

Dragonflies May Help Improve Robotic Vision Systems
2013-08-16 04:47:12

[ Watch the Video: Dragonflies Hunt Food Like Humans ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do a dragonfly and a robot have in common? Nothing yet, but researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a novel and complex visual circuit in a dragonfly’s brain that might someday help to improve vision systems for robots. The underlying processes of insect vision have been the research subject for Dr Steven Wiederman and Associate Professor David...

2013-03-15 23:03:41

Dragonfly Creative Design unveils redesigned website on tenth anniversary of founding Plano and Allen Texas web and graphic design firm. Plano, TX (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 Dragonfly Creative Design celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a newly redesigned website to reflect the evolution of the Plano and Allen, TX based graphic and web design firm. The new website features a retooled presentation as well as new interactive galleries of logo designs, interactive websites and print designs....

Dragonflies Show Human-like Selective Attention
2012-12-21 05:48:24

[ Watch the Video: Dragonfly on the Hunt ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide have uncovered the first evidence that invertebrates, like primates, have brain cells dedicated to the process of selective attention. Writing in the journal Current Biology, Dr. Steven Wiederman and associate professor David O'Carroll from the university's Centre for Neuroscience Research describe how they were able to learn that...

Latest Dragonfly Reference Libraries

Emerald Spreadwing, Lestes dryas
2014-04-04 11:52:50

The emerald spreadwing (Lestes dryas), known as the Turlough spreadwing in Ireland and the scarce emerald damselfly in Britain due to its rarity, is a species of damselfly that can be found in many areas of Asia, Europe, and North America. It prefers to reside near still waters in ditches, lakes, ponds, and bogs. This species is known to tolerate extreme conditions that other damselflies and dragonflies will not live in. The emerald spreadwing is similar to other members of its genus in...

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and streams, in other areas of its range. The keeled skimmer holds a thinner body than that of the...

Epaulet Skimmer, Orthetrum chrysostigma
2013-08-01 13:33:09

The epaulet skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, with possible populations occurring on Burundi and the Canary Islands. It can be found near almost all types of slow moving and still waters in tropical and subtropical moist and arid forests, savannahs, and shrublands. The males of this species are blue in color,...

Black-tailed Skimmer, Orthetrum cancellatum
2013-08-01 12:32:23

The black-tailed skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe and Asia. Its range includes Albania, Austria, Belgium, China, Cyprus, France, German, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. It can be found near mostly sunny, slow moving and still water sources. The black-tailed skimmer varies in color depending upon the sex. Adult males hold a blue abdomen, while adult females...

Blue Skimmer, Orthetrum caledonicum
2013-08-01 12:26:49

The blue skimmer (Orthetrum caledonicum) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New Guinea, and the Sunda and Loyalty Islands. It can be found near many temporary and permanent freshwater sources. It reaches an average body length of two inches, with an average wingspan of three inches. The coloring of this species varies depending upon the sex, with adult males holding a powdery blue thorax and abdomen and adult females holding a brownish grey...

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