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  1. Catnip Cultivation May Offer Natural Mosquito Repellent Alternative
    5/2/2017

    Mosquitos cause constant concern in tropical regions since they can carry deadly diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, and the Zika virus. Amid the global efforts to control outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, new efforts are being made to develop natural mosquito repellents that can grow easily in affected regions. Some plant-based repellents can be initially as effective as DEET, but most evaporate too quickly and leave the user unprotected. One plant that shows promise is catnip. Researchers have developed a “super-catnip” with enhanced bioactive compounds while making it easier to grow commercially.

  2. Hot Biology: Investigating The Thermal Physiology Of Birds And Mammals
    4/13/2017

    Many details of the thermal biology of animals are unknown. To fill the gaps in this knowledge, researchers at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland are using thermal imaging to learn as much as possible in order to help animals in the long run.

  3. FLIR Thermal Science Cameras Support Medical Research
    4/13/2017

    Tissue auto-fluorescence spectroscopy is used to differentiate between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source, but the relationship between auto-fluorescence and temperature has not been well defined.

  4. Thermal Imaging Cameras Monitor The Quality Of Vessel Constructions
    4/13/2017

    Shipbuilding requires advanced, non-destructive testing methods to ensure the quality of the ship's construction, and therefore the quality of the fleet. This article describes how thermal imaging is used for things like vessel construction, surface inspection, detection of undercoat corrosion, quality control, and more.

  5. Assessing Infrared Spectrum Hyperpixel Array Imagers For Measuring Temperature In Additive And Subtractive Manufacturing
    4/13/2017

    This white paper discusses the use of infrared spectrum hyperpixel array imagers in additive and subtractive manufacturing temperature measurement, the issues that are involved, and the results of multiple analyses on the method.

  6. Nordic District Heating Networks Monitored From The Sky With Thermal Imaging
    4/13/2017

    According to some researchers, district heating is the cheapest method for a city to make cuts on carbon emissions. District heating is a system that distributes hot water or steam to a centralized residential or commercial location through an underground network of pipes. Maintaining a large district heating network can be a difficult task, so to help large Scandinavian cities to effectively monitor and maintain their district heating networks, the company Termisk Systemteknik has developed a district heating scanning system from the sky, based on thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.

  7. FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Researchers Monitor And Evaluate Joining Techniques
    11/21/2016

    New composite materials such as carbon are being used more frequently in many markets such as automotive, aircraft, and railway manufacturing. These materials can offer benefits for the design and production of vehicles including higher performance levels or lighter weights, but also come with challenges in terms of manufacturing, inspection, and maintenance. Researchers at the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) are focusing on the development of joining techniques for these composite materials.

  8. Infrared Cameras: Advanced Temperature Measurement For Today's Breakthrough Medical Research
    10/28/2016

    When the frontier of medical discovery lies in places that are hard to see or reach, gaining accurate temperature measurements can be difficult. Versatile, affordable, high-performance IR cameras are a powerful tool to gain accurate temperature measurements in medical discoveries.

  9. Mobile Infrared Scanning — A High-Tech, Alternative To Traditional Bridge Inspection Methods
    10/25/2016

    Thousands of bridges throughout the United States are structurally deficient and will require maintenance, repair, or replacement at an estimated total cost of $20.5 billion annually over the next 12 years. Identifying structural deficiencies in concrete bridges through traditional methods can be time consuming, and unsafe for both divers and inspectors. A high-tech alternative uses a truck-mounted infrared camera to pinpoint deliminated areas on concrete deck surfaces.

  10. Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras
    8/23/2016

    Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. This app note discusses how researchers used FLIR cameras and ResearchIR software to work to gain a greater understanding of this surgical tool.