Stanford University

Interferometric Microscope

Scientists know that there are many ways to watch as individual neurons in a brain fire – sending electrical signals from one to the next, but they all share the same basic problem. No matter if it involves chemical agents, genetic modifications, or electrical probes, each method is in some way more invasive than neuroscientists […]

Autonomous Driving

Thermal Imaging Can Improve Autonomous Driving

With three major accidents in 2018, autonomous driving has experienced some major setbacks. However, thermal imaging can improve autonomous driving. Also known as infrared imaging, there’s great promise on the horizon in relationship to decreasing the likelihood of certain kinds of accidents occurring again.

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy Explained

The study of the interaction between matter and electromagnetic radiation is known as spectroscopy. Historically, spectroscopy originated through the study of visible light dispersed according to its wavelength, by a prism. Spectroscopic data is often represented by an emission spectrum, a plot of the response of interest as a function of wavelength or frequency.

Light Communication

Li-Fi Technology

Li-Fi is a technology for wireless communication between devices using light to transmit data and position. In technical terms, Li-Fi technology – visible light communication system – is capable of transmitting data at high speeds over the visible light spectrum, ultraviolet and infrared radiation. The term Li-Fi was coined by University of Edinburgh Professor Harald Haas during a TED Talk in 2011. Haas envisioned light bulbs that […]

Video Conferencing

Precision Lenses For Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing has become increasingly popular in the workplace these days, but sometimes conferencing space is limited. Squeezing multiple people into small huddle rooms and trying to get everyone to look good on camera can be a challenge.

Brain Rehabilitation Concept

fMRI Signals

A decade ago it was discovered that functional magnetic resonance imaging – fMRI – signals were able to detect cognitive functions in comatose, or even vegetative patients which spurred new research into consciousness.

Machine Learning

Neuroimaging With Machine Learning

Studying the human mind is challenging. Currently, most human brain studies are limited to non-invasive approaches, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This limits the examination of the human brain at the cellular level, which may offer novel insights into the development and potential treatment of various neurological diseases.

IBM Weather Graph

Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System

On January 11th, IBM announced that they will soon be introducing the world’s highest-resolution global weather forecasting model later in 2019. Known as the IBM Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF), the model will be the first of its kind with hourly-updating capabilities, with the ability to predict something as small as a thunderstorm virtually […]

Black Hole

3D Simulations Of Black Hole Dynamics

In the past, 3D simulations of black hole dynamics have modelled plasma made of electrons and positrons as a continuum. Recently, and for the first time, a team of astrophysicists have calculated how individual particles of matter and antimatter swirl around a rotating black hole.

CMOS

CMOS Imaging Technology

Initially, CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) was limited because of its inherent noise, however, CMOS imaging technology is now trending to become the dominant imaging technology. The original architectural design was essentially analog, and the concept of integrating the image processing features with System On Chip (SoC) technology had not been considered.