Sometimes known as photo eyes, photoelectric sensors emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment, or changes in surface conditions. When the emitted light is interrupted or reflected back by the object, the change in light patterns is measured by a receiver, thus the target […]
A photonic chip that allows a conventional microscope to work at nanoscale resolution has been developed by a team of physicists in Germany and Norway. The researchers claim that as well as opening up nanoscopy to many more people, the mass-producible optical chip also offers a much larger field of view than current nanoscopy techniques, […]
In 2014 facing ongoing water contamination issues, Plant Bowen Water Research Center, opted for a full-scale trial of Hydro-Optic Disinfection (HOD) UV technology to help find a viable solution.
The military has always been at the cutting edge of technology. Some of the most advanced robots in the world are being built with military robots in mind.
Although 3D printing is commonly thought of as a new ‘futuristic’ concept, it has actually been around for more than 30 years.
Machine vision technology, which allows computers to see and understand their surroundings, is experiencing a dramatic increase in usage.
We live in a day and age where new technologies are being brought to the market at what seems like lightening speed. One advancement leads to another, and then another. New products, based on emerging technologies are continuously being launched. One such technological advance is long-wave infrared – LWIR – imaging, also known as thermal […]
Lidar, short for light detection and ranging – is a key tool for archeologists around the world. Using lidar technology in archeology is quickly taking the place of radar in the attempts to detect more buildings and other structures.
Glass-based optical lenses are used in multiple applications. From the camera in a cell phone to a sophisticated, professional camera, to microscopes and other imaging devices used in the medical field – glass lenses are the standard. Today’s lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, in relationship to cameras or microscopes, require lenses made […]
Using Raman optical technology, scientists at the University of Twente in The Netherlands can now produce images of brain tissue that is affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The images include the surrounding areas that are already showing changes.