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  1. FLIR Releases Starter Thermal Imaging Dataset for Machine Learning Advanced Driver Assistance Development
    6/21/2018

    FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of its open-source machine learning thermal dataset for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving vehicle researchers, developers, and auto manufacturers, featuring a compilation of more than 10,000 annotated thermal images of day and nighttime scenarios.

  2. New Line of Differential Pyroelectric Detectors
    6/21/2018

    For better implementation in existing systems, LASER COMPONENTS now offers its innovative LD21xx series of Differential Pyros as a Diff|2 version with a classic 3-pin housing. Like with the 4-pin models, the charge carriers on the top and bottom of the chip are amplified separately, which leads to a 50% improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio. The difference of the new Diff|2 (LD2120) detectors is that both signals are fed into a differential amplifier within the housing. Thus, the outward design of the component matches the familiar appearance with single supply, ground and a single output pin.

  3. Miniaturized Infrared Cameras Take Colored Photos Of The Eye
    6/21/2018

    Look into one's eye and you might be able to see their soul. Or at least you can see signs of a stroke or diabetes. By looking at the blood vessels in the eyes, doctors can tell a lot about a person's health.

  4. Electron Sandwich Doubles Thermoelectric Performance
    6/20/2018

    Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

  5. New Beacons Light Up The Interior
    6/20/2018

    LMU’s Ralf Jungmann develops modes of microscopy that can resolve cellular structures with dimensions on the order of nanometers. He has now succeeded in imaging actin networks in cells in greater detail than before.

  6. The Optical Society Presents The 2018 Charles Hard Townes Award
    6/19/2018

    The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Peter Fritschel, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA the 2018 Charles Hard Townes Award recipient.

  7. Not Always Bad—MXenes’ Spontaneous Oxidation Harnessed To Create 2-D Nanocomposites
    6/19/2018

    Researchers at Missouri S&T have discovered a new way to harness the potential of a type of spontaneously oxidized MXene thin films, to create nanocomposites that could sense both light and the environment.

  8. Physicists Solve The Mystery Of Vanishing Particles In Graphene
    6/19/2018

    Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Tohoku University (Japan) have explained the puzzling phenomenon of particle-antiparticle annihilation in graphene, recognized by specialists as Auger recombination.

  9. New Imaging Technology Sees 10 Times Deeper Than X-Ray
    6/18/2018

    Bio-imaging technology has come a long way and now a new discovery promises to look 10 times deeper than conventional x-ray technology.

  10. Through A Prism Brightly: A New Way To Measure The Light-Warping Properties Of Hyperbolic Metamaterials
    6/18/2018

    Manipulating light in a variety of ways—shrinking its wavelength and allowing it to travel freely in one direction while stopping it cold in another--hyperbolic metamaterials have wide application in optical communications and as nanoparticle sensors.