Mimicking the Super Hearing of a Cricket-Hunting Fly

Mimicking the Super Hearing of a Cricket-Hunting Fly

spectrum.ieee.org 25 Jul '14, 6pm

Ormia ochracea is a little, yellow fly of the American south whose breeding strategy has an outsize ick factor. It deposits its larvae on the bodies of male crickets. The larvae then eat their way into their unwilling hosts, and devour them from the inside. What is most remarkable, though, is that the female fly locates the crickets by sound, homing in on the he-cricket’s stridulations (the chirping that results from the wings rubbing together) with uncanny accuracy. The cricket’s chirp is a smear of sound across the scale from the 5 kilohertz carrier frequency to around 20 kHz. And, as anybody who has tried to evict a passionate cricket f...

Adapteva included in 15th EETimes Silicon60 list "hot startups to watch".

eetimes.com 25 Jul '14, 6pm

It has been more than 18 months since EE Times last produced a version of the Silicon 60. The global economic, entrepreneurial, and electroni...

Watch this parade of robots from 1980s film and TV:

designnews.com 25 Jul '14, 4pm
Watch this parade of robots from 1980s film and TV:

Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare ...

The A-Star line of microcontrollers from @Pololu is looking sweet! #make #electronics

pololu.com 25 Jul '14, 12pm

The A-Star 32U4 Mini ULV is a programmable module based on the ATmega32U4 from Atmel. Unlike competing products, it has an onboard switching ...

This Arduino Hookup is Perfect for Microgrowery

hackaday.com 26 Jul '14, 2am
This Arduino Hookup is Perfect for Microgrowery

All it takes is one little seed. One tiny little seed, that when planted into the ground and nourished correctly, can flourish into a healthy...

Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO

digitimes.com 25 Jul '14, 8am
Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO

Acer sees booming sales of Chromebooks, says CEO Aaron Lee, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [F...

DDR4 memory interface

edn.com 25 Jul '14, 4am
DDR4 memory interface

DDR SDRAM technology has reached its 4th generation. The DDR4 SDRAM interface achieves a maxi...

Latest Comments

  1. kmcgee KENNY MCGEE Group Managing Director at Component Sense How does genuine product bought direct from TE or any other manufacturer become a ... » Poorly Managed Excess Inventory ...
  2. Marcelo Ruiz Camauer
    Marcelo Ruiz Camauer We developed at Kikai Labs a post-extrusion coloring of the object using markers… http://bit.ly/1jL7Hks. It works much much better than t... » Coloring 3D Prints With Sharpies
  3. @Ulises_Jofre
    @Ulises_Jofre So, step by step, if machines take over all human activity, including art and science, what will happen to the organic body and its condi... » DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials:...
  4. linda.zhang It is said the ARM Cortex-A5 processor is the smallest, lowest cost and lowest power ARMv7 application processor capable of delivering th... » Atmel SAMA5D3 ARM Cortex-A5 eMPUs
  5. celcenter Where can I get rom for i9500 (MT6853)?? » MediaTek to launch quad-core sma...