A method of classifying the ripeness of peppers using hyperspectral imaging was in the news recently but the technology has been a part of the agriculture industry for decades. Learn more about this non-invasive technique that can determine a pepper's firmness and a whole lot more.
The impact of ingesting plastics isn’t fully known but, c’mon, it can’t be good. Fortunately, numerous detection methods are being used to keep plastics out of our foods and drinks, including spectroscopy.
The fusion of hyperspectral imaging and environmental monitoring offers comprehensive insights into our environment, enabling better decision-making for sustainable practices and safeguarding the planet's health.
Raman spectroscopy provides a powerful tool for molecular analysis, while bioprocessing plays a crucial role in the production of bioproducts. Let’s take a look at how the integration of these two fields contributes to advancements in various scientific and industrial applications.
Fiber optics are omnipresent in medicine, helping improve procedures and outcomes. Here we dig into one specific technology making use of fiber optics: optical coherence tomography. As a bonus, you also get to read about my flexible sigmoidoscopy, performed nearly 30 years ago and burned into my mind forever.
A University of Illinois study used near-infrared spectroscopy to detect allergens in quinoa flour. The method is highly accurate and researchers say it will not be difficult to develop low-cost miniature sensors based on their methodology.
Biophotonics, when applied to medical imaging or robotic surgery, significantly advances healthcare by offering a multifaceted approach to diagnosis, treatment, and surgery while improving patient care and outcomes.