In most industries, barcodes of one type or another can be found. Barcode applications have transformed the face of manufacturing, processing, and tracking. Industries like food and beverage, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, distribution, aerospace and automotive industries, to name a few, rely on barcodes in one way or another. They are found in every consumer […]
Earlier severe storm warnings, more detailed seasonal precipitation forecasts, and improved weather prediction capabilities are all critically important to public safety, national security, and economic growth. With improved predictability of impending severe weather, people would be able to prepare, or get out of harm’s way, could potentially improve agricultural yields, reduce aircraft delays, ship goods […]
Various infrared and thermal-imaging devices help detect covert threats, objects, and suspects. Unlike standard image intensifiers that amplify low levels of light, thermal imagers are more sensitive to infrared (IR) light. Therefore, they are not susceptible to ‘blooming’, which is a condition caused when a bright-light source relative to the surrounding environment is directed at […]
Computer vision is the use of digital processing and intelligent algorithms to interpret meaning from images or video. Computer vision has mainly been a field of academic research over the past several decades. Today, however, a major transformation is underway.
In April astronomers announced what is quite possibly, the most extraordinary piece of scientific news ever. They had at last captured an image of the unobservable, always illusive, black hole – cosmic abyss so deep and dense that not even light can escape it.
Jupiter may be one of the most recognizable sights in the night sky, but it still manages to surprise not only everyday people, but also the scientists that continue to study it. The Juno spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 4, 2016. In early 2018, it was able to get a glimpse […]
Most vehicles sold today come with lane departure warning systems that alert drivers when their car is about to veer out of the lane and warns them to get back into the lane. That is the basic idea, but there are several versions of lane departure vision systems available now; including ones that react and […]
Recent estimates from the United Nations predict the world will need around 60 per cent more food by 2050. Precision farming will be vital in meeting this demand. The use of machine vision in the Agri-food industry will play a crucial role in the advances being made in precision farming.
When it comes to monitoring large commercial vehicles, like a bus, limousine, or a semi-truck, a commercial vehicle surveillance system allows the driver to keep tabs on even the hardest-to-see areas. Truck camera systems are designed to provide both the driver and vehicle owner a complete view of the large vehicle, inside and out, from […]
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 […]