Someone throws a ball. The other person catches it. Simple, right? No, not really. This is one of the most complex processes science has ever attempted to comprehend, let alone recreate. Inventing a machine to see like the human eye does is deceptively difficult. Not only because it’s hard to make computers to do it, […]
When it comes to the relative advantages of CMOS versus CCD images, it seems that the debate has continued for as long as most people can remember. Since there is no definitive conclusion in sight, it’s not surprising that the answer is elusive, as the topic isn’t static. Not only is technology advancing, but markets […]
With the advancements in surgical procedures, more operating rooms are performing ‘minimally invasive’ surgeries. What that means is, instead of operating on patients through large incisions, miniaturized surgical instruments are being used to fit through small, sometimes as small as quarter-inch, incisions. The surgical precision lenses in these instruments contain magnified high-definition 3-D cameras that […]
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 […]