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Physicists Edge Closer To Controlling Chemical Reactions
Physicists Edge Closer To Controlling Chemical Reactions

A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Aarhus University in Denmark has developed an algorithm for predicting the effect of an external electromagnetic field on the state of complex molecules.

  • Brilliant Iron Molecule Could Provide Cheaper Solar Energy
    Brilliant Iron Molecule Could Provide Cheaper Solar Energy

    Some photocatalysts and solar cells are based on a technology that involves molecules containing metals, known as metal complexes. The task of the metal complexes in this context is to absorb solar rays and utilise their energy.

  • Novel Laser Technology For Microchip-Size Chemical Sensors
    Novel Laser Technology For Microchip-Size Chemical Sensors

    Most lasers have only one color. All the photons it emits have exactly the same wavelength. However, there are also lasers whose light is more complicated. If it consists of many different frequencies, with equal intervals in between, just like the teeth of a comb, it is referred to as a "frequency comb".

  • Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude
    Earth's Magnetic Field Measured Using Artificial Stars At 90 Kilometers Altitude

    The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.

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High-Speed, 9 mm² Circular Photodiode For Electron Detection: AXUV63HS1 Opto Diode introduces the AXUV63HS1 as part of their family of AXUV detectors featuring high-performance measurement of electrons, photons, or X-rays. This high-speed photodetector is designed with a circular active area of 9 mm diameter and is ideally suited for electron detection.  Continue Reading...
Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly®
Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly® FLIR’s Firefly® camera is designed to combine machine vision features with the power of deep learning inference on-camera. With its integrated Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) users can deploy a trained neural network directly onto the camera and achieve inference on the edge. Its small size and low power are ideal for portable devices, and it provides excellent imaging with the latest global...  Continue Reading...
High-Performance Machine Vision Camera: Blackfly S Series
High-Performance Machine Vision Camera: Blackfly S Series FLIR’s Blackfly S cameras are compact, machine vision cameras designed to produce exact images for acceleration of application development. With features for both automatic and manual control over image capture and on-camera pre-processing, these cameras offer support for a wide range of operating systems and hosts system hardware architectures.  Continue Reading...
Oryx 10GigE Camera Family
Oryx 10GigE Camera Family The Oryx 10GigE camera family of machine vision cameras offers the advantages of the latest sensors by supporting transfer speeds up to 10 Gbit/s, enabling the capture of 12-bit images at over 60 FPS at 4K resolution. The Oryx 10BASE-T interface provides reliable image transfer at cable lengths over 50 meters on inexpensive CAT6A. or greater than 30 m on CAT5e.  Continue Reading...
Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275
Advanced Cooled MWIR Camera: Ventus 275 Sierra-Olympic introduces the Ventus 275 advanced cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera system to offer a cost-effective solution for a variety of applications including surveillance, fixed monitoring, defense, manned/unmanned ground, and airborne applications. The camera system supports continuous zoom, autofocus, and advanced image processing in a compact package ready for integration.  Continue Reading...
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  • Low Power Measurements: Best Practices
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    Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.

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    Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.

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  • How To Build A Deep Learning Classification System For Less Than $1000 USD

    Deep learning is set to alter the machine vision landscape in a big way. It is enabling new applications and disrupting established markets. As a product manager with FLIR, I have the privilege of visiting companies across a diverse range of industries; every company I visited this year is working on deep learning. It’s never been easier to get started, but where do you begin? This article will provide an easy-to-follow guide to building a deep learning inference system for less than $1000.

  • Introduction To Sony Pregius® Global Shutter CMOS: High-Speed CMOS Sensor With Distortion-Free Global Shutter Technology

    Sony's Pregius global shutter CMOS technology truly fulfills its promise: crisp, clear, distortion-free images at high speeds. With Pregius, Sony does more than provide a migration path from their most popular CCD sensors. Pregius offers significant performance gains, and with its newly-announced third generation, additional on-sensor features.

  • Imaging Reflective Surfaces: Getting Started with On-sensor Polarization

    Many vision systems struggle to overcome the effects of reflections and glare on reflective surfaces like glass, plastic and metal. Sony’s newest sensor technology can solve this problem with its pixel-level polarizer structure. This technology enables Sony polarized sensors to detect both the amount and angle of polarized light across a scene.

  • Understanding USB 3.1 And USB 3.2

    What does USB 3.1 offer machine vision? This article explains USB 3.1, as well as the differences between USB 3.1 Generation 1 and Generation 2 and the practical gains each offers machine vision developers.

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