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Imaging

From the Editor: Data-Driven Brain Care: The Future of Neuroscience

Connectomics, the field of understanding brain connectivity, is poised to change the future of neuroscience.

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Connectivity

New Products and Services

The new products and services in November 2022.

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AR/AI

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Photonics/Optics

New Automation Technology Helps High-Precision Telescope Observations

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) continues to enable exciting scientific advances that help us better understand the universe.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensor Breakthrough Paves the Way for a Map of the World Under Earth’s Surface

The sensor works by detecting variations in microgravity using the principles of quantum physics, which is based on manipulating nature at the sub-molecular level.

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Defense

Soldier Insights Drive Army's Development of Mixed-Reality Training System

On a mid-August afternoon in central Texas, soldiers in combat uniform gather together, preparing to engage in realistic battlefield training. With temperatures...

Briefs
Data Acquisition

Sensor Breakthrough Paves the Way for a Map of the World Under Earth’s Surface

The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.

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Photonics/Optics

Metalens for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.

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Imaging

Robot Senses Hidden Objects

Researchers have developed a robot that uses radio waves, which can pass through walls, to sense occluded objects. The robot, called RF-Grasp, combines this powerful sensing with more traditional computer vision...

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Test & Measurement

NIST Creates Strobe Light to Test 5G Resonators

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Mounted Troops to Get High-Tech Situational Awareness Tools

Mounted armored vehicles such as the Bradley have long been used as heavy weapons platforms with long range sensors to hunt targets and provide armored transportation to...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Technology Companies Work to Combat Pilot Fatigue

Collins Aerospace and Seeing Machines, a leader in eye tracking and driver safety technology, are working together to develop and deliver revolutionary fatigue management technology...

Question of the Week
Imaging

Would You Use A.I-Driven Laser Cutters like SensiCut?

Laser cutters are a popular tool for today’s design engineers. Users, however, still face difficulties distinguishing among stockpiles of metals, woods, papers, and plastics.

Articles
Sensors/Data Acquisition

2021 OEM Photonics & Imaging Directory

See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.

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Test & Measurement

When to Go With Battery X-Ray Inspection

Tech Briefs readers ask two industry experts about the effectiveness of CT scans when you want a deeper look at a battery.

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Photonics/Optics

Researchers Can Turn a Single Photo into a Video

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

Products
RF & Microwave Electronics

New on the Market: July 2021

Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.

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Imaging

Thin Explosive Films Provide Snapshot of How Detonations Start

Using thin films — no more than a few pieces of notebook paper thick — of a common explosive chemical, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories studied how...

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products and Services

Single-phase filters, assembly services, sleep=tracking sensors, and more.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

A Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit

Liquids aren’t as well behaved in space as they are on Earth. Inside a spacecraft, microgravity allows liquids to freely slosh and float about. The National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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Data Acquisition

3D Hand Pose Estimation Achieved Using a Wrist-Worn Camera

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St Andrews and the University...

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products

Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.

Briefs
AR/AI

Virtual and Augmented Reality Device Simulates Vision Loss

VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Model Recovers Data Lost from Images and Video in Low Dimensions

Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.

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Aerospace

ONav and GeoPixel™ Web-Based Navigation for the Collection of Aerial Imagery

Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.

Products
Data Acquisition

New on the Market: June 2020

Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.

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Defense

Study Uses AI to Estimate Unexploded Bombs from Vietnam War

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to detect Vietnam War-era bomb craters in Cambodia from satellite images – with the hope that it can help find unexploded bombs....

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Test & Measurement

As Fewer Planes Take Off, NASA's Pandora Sensors Measure Airport Air Quality

An empty airport tells you more than you might think.

Facility Focus
Imaging

Facility Focus: NASA Ames Research Center

This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities