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    Optical Surfaces to Unlock Secrets of Jupiter's Icy Moons

    Optical Surfaces Ltd. (OSL) announces selection by Hensoldt Optronics GmbH, formerly Airbus (Oberkochen, Germany) to supply key precision optics for optical testing the Ganymede Laser Altimeter (GALA), one of 10 scientific...
  • Tag-it Tech and TrueTag team up
  • Report on LED Horticultural Lighting Systems

    Report on LED Horticultural Lighting Systems

    The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has published a new report on the energy and economic performance of LED horticultural luminaires. The LRC evaluated key factors such as power demand,...
  • LightWave Stripper

    High-Tech Infrared Paint Stripping

    Restoration Works Inc. has developed an environmentally friendly method of paint stripping called the Light Wave Stripper. This method utilizes advanced infrared technology, and is revolutionizing the way old paint coatings...
  • Kettering University Vehicle

    University Teams Prepare for Autonomous Competition

    Student teams from eight select universities will soon participate in the inaugural AutoDrive Challenge, organized by SAE International and General Motors. Hosted at GM’s Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, Arizona April 30...
  • FLIR HeliPod Imaging System used in the field

    Thermal Imaging Tracks Crop Canopy Temperature

    Australian researchers developed a high resolution aerial thermography solution for the rapid measurement of crop canopy temperature in the field. The CSIRO research demonstrates how canopy temperature is a strong indicator of...
  • European Particle Accelerator Community Publishes APAE Brochure
  • Prototyping

    Virtual Prototypes Speed Time to Market for Solid-State Lidar

    Lidar is quickly becoming an enabling feature for the autonomous vehicles market. In fact, many believe lidar is the most important optical technology in the race toward mainstream self-driving cars. But not all self-driving vehicles are fully...
  • Acquiring images

    The Need for Precision Lighting Control in Machine Vision

    Illumination is a critical component of machine vision systems because it determines how the object being imaged appears to the camera. LEDs are the most widely used illumination source, and while factors such as the direction, wavelength and...
  • Image of cells Courtesy of PCO

    sCMOS Cameras Take the Scientific Imaging Stage

    First introduced in 2008 as the result of a joint development between Andor Technology, Fairchild Imaging (part of BAE Systems), and PCO, sCMOS cameras have now become a vital tool in the arsenal of scientists working in the field of bio-imaging...
  • Laser light shines inside body

    The Latest Advancements in Laser Technologies

    Lasers have become so ubiquitous in today's world that it’s hard to imagine that the first one was built less than 60 years ago. Laser, which is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation,” is a...
  • A stereo camera system

    Choosing Lenses for Stereo Camera Applications

    Stereo cameras perceive the world in a manner similar to humans; this similarity allows machines using stereo technology to perform and interact like human partners. Robots equipped with a stereo camera can grasp objects autonomously, without the...
  • Embedded vision

    Embedded Vision Solutions

    Embedded vision is a term that has been used for decades. According to the Embedded Vision Alliance, embedded vision refers to the practical use of computer vision in machines that understand their environment through visual means. While the term...
  • Image courtesy Secure Optics

    NICE Solution Enables Sophisticated Software Security

    Surveillance systems are widely deployed across the globe in many disparate environments to monitor the behavior of people. CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras were the first types of security cameras to be adopted, but newer systems are now...

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