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  • A European consortium is developing a system that analyzes images from hyperspectral cameras to locate cancerous tumors in the brain

    Hyperspectral Imaging Helps Identify Brain Tumors

    Although malignant brain tumors in adults are only the thirteenth most common type of all cancers in the world , due to the difficulty in diagnosing individuals with the disease, they are the fifth most common cause of death from cancer in...
  • Wireless Optofluidic Neural Device

    Remote Controlled Wireless Brain Implant

    A team of scientists has successfully developed a wireless device thinner than a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver drugs. The technology has already been used in mice, and the team of...
  • CMOS and CCD Image Sensors

    Image Sensors: A year of consolidation leads to change

    For those companies that design, manufacture and distribute image sensors, 2014 proved to be a year of significant consolidation. ON Semiconductor acquired Truesense Imaging in April and Aptina Imaging in August. Also in August, CMOSIS acquired...
  • Lighting control with Triniti

    Lighting Control Simplified

    All designers of machine vision inspection systems realize the critical role that lighting plays in ensuring that the cameras in their systems are able to capture images of products that can be analyzed effectively by image processing software. Yet...
  • Laser Sensor Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

    Laser Sensor Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

    Researchers at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom have developed a small, non-invasive device that could eliminate daily finger pricking for people with diabetes. The novel low-powered laser sensor monitors blood glucose levels without...
  • Robotic Vision

    Robots Need Sight

    Every year, robots become less like characters in a science fiction movie and more ingrained into our everyday lives. The field of robotics is growing not just in the factories but also in the consumer space. One of the main obstacles hindering...
  • Submarine underwater

    Solving a Difficult Military Beam Alignment Task

    The military often serves as the proving grounds for emerging technologies. With advances in laser technologies, it is more common today for these military systems to involve lasers. One such example is the use of a laser in the periscope of a...

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