Earth's Climate System

Earth’s Climate System

Global-scale observations of the Earth’s climate system (including temperature, precipitation, and other parameters) started in the mid-19th century. Modern observational techniques include both direct measurements at the ground and remote-sensing measurements from satellites. Ancient climates (paleoclimates) have been reconstructed as far back as hundreds of thousands of years by studying ice cores, tree rings, and […]

Barcode Sticker

Barcode Reading Technology

A barcode is a machine-readable pattern that is applied to products, packages and parts. Today, they are on virtually everything, even the labels that are applied to fruits and vegetables.  They contain data used for informational and marketing purposes, as well as for tracking products throughout their lifecycle.

Car Rearview Camera

Backup Camera System

As of May 2018, federal law has required that all new passenger cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds be equipped with rearview monitoring technology. And in most cases that means rear-mounted video cameras.

3D Vision Robotics Is Changing The Face Of Bin-Picking

Whether you are in the business of assembly operation or a fulfillment house, automating the distribution of broad and varied mix of parts or SKU’s is no longer a challenge. 3D vision robotics is changing the face of bin-picking. It will improve both the accuracy and speed when it comes to sorting and identifying any […]

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.