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Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation

2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

The first ever automated underwater robot has now completed its first operation, diving down 500 meters and collecting a sample. The robot, named Nereid Under Ice (NEI), was development in partnership with The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and NASA’s Planetary Science and Technology from Analog Research (PSTAR) program. [...]

Underwater Robot Completes Sampling Operation2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Expiration Dates With Machine Vision Technology

2020-05-03T11:58:52-04:00

The debate to use certain products past their expiration date is a constant topic of discussion which tends to be focused on non-food products. Beyond consumer products, all food products must have a printed expiration or “best by” date to indicate freshness. To ensure that the correct dates are stamped [...]

Expiration Dates With Machine Vision Technology2020-05-03T11:58:52-04:00

Identifying Plants Versus Weeds

2020-10-19T13:19:08-04:00

Farming equipment has come a long way and at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, John Deere made a big splash with their new technology. Exhibited in 2019, John Deere’s newest combine showed signs of life with its machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence. This year, they [...]

Identifying Plants Versus Weeds2020-10-19T13:19:08-04:00

A Guide To Hand Lenses

2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Hand lenses are utilized in many industries including jewelry but they also serve the earth science fields as a great tool to view objects at a magnified scale, on site and without the bulkiness of other magnifying devices. A hand lens comprises of 2 parts, the first being the optics [...]

A Guide To Hand Lenses2020-04-28T18:12:24-04:00

Hurricane Study And Detection

2020-10-19T13:16:01-04:00

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has the responsibility of announcing and categorizing all hurricane and cyclone activity in and around North America. This includes the expected track of the storm, the size, rainfall, storm surges and other aspects that go along with Atlantic and Pacific storm formations. These storms are [...]

Hurricane Study And Detection2020-10-19T13:16:01-04:00

Area-Scan Or Line-Scan Cameras

2020-04-28T18:12:25-04:00

There seems to be endless options from which machine vision integrators can choose when it comes to designing an inspection system. Quite possibly the most critical option is whether to use area-scan or line-scan cameras. While the roles they perform are similar, the technology employed in each is miles apart [...]

Area-Scan Or Line-Scan Cameras2020-04-28T18:12:25-04:00

Laser Diode

2020-05-03T11:58:52-04:00

An injection laser diode (ILD), diode laser, or laser diode (LD), is a semiconductor device similar to a light-emitting diode in which a laser beam is created at the diode’s junction.  Laser diodes can directly convert electrical energy into light. Driven by voltage, the doped p-n-transition allows for recombination of an electron [...]

Laser Diode2020-05-03T11:58:52-04:00
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