Imaging single proteins has been a long-standing ambition for advancing various fields in natural science. For instance, structural biology, biophysics, and molecular nanotechnology. In particular, revealing the distinct conformations of an individual protein is of utmost importance. The past 20 years have witnessed the advent of numerous technologies to specifically and covalently label proteins in […]
Law enforcement agencies around the globe are beginning to rely more heavily on technology to assist in their roles to keep the peace. The use of CCTV cameras, and more recently, police robots, are aiding in many areas of law enforcement. Over the past 10 + years, the United Kingdom has become the most watched […]
Imagine knowing enough about Earth’s atmosphere to predict climate trends, or knowing enough about a hurricane to get the right people evacuated. Consider a time when advances in medical procedures retire the scalpel to the museum. Even in precision-manufacturing, laser technology advancements can potentially bring consumer costs down because of its efficiency.
Intelligent robotics is one of the technologies that has the potential to fundamentally alter society. From both an industrial and social perspective. “Smart perception” is a key concept that will drive this evolution toward intelligent robotics. With the continued advancements, we could see micro-sized cameras looking at every angle, depth, mode or change in any […]
Today, all the developed countries in the world are using a variety of weather forecasting systems to assist disaster prevention, relief, and evacuation, to drastically reduce the number of casualties and the amount of economic loss caused by disastrous weather conditions. Adding the dynamic of cyber surveillance systems can greatly increase the accuracy of determining […]
In 2013, on the streets of Parma, Italy, an autonomous vehicle successfully navigated a route on a public roadway without a driver. The course was relatively short, but, it did include a series of complex traffic scenarios, roundabouts, merging traffic lanes, lights and pedestrian crossings. This was accomplished using a series of 3D imaging techniques […]
A one trillion-ton iceberg – one of the largest ever recorded – has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The final breakthrough was detected in data from NASA’s Aqua MODIS satellite instrument, which uses infrared thermal imaging at a resolution of 1km, and confirmed by NASA’s Suomi VIIRS instrument.
It’s the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. Your eyes remain blurry for several hours afterwards, often making the process inconvenient for both patient and doctor. The reason for the dilation is to keep the iris from constricting, and is used for routine examination and to photograph the back of […]
On August 21st, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun. It will be the first time in history that the scientists will be able to comprehensively measure the infrared radiation being emitted from the Sun’s corona. Using two spectrometers and cameras, the images will provide valuable reference data that the scientists can use […]
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using a technique that involves two lasers and a camera. The technique, using biomedical lasers and cameras, can assess an individual cell’s stiffness using patterns that appear within its internal structure. Several medical devices currently in use […]