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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off‐Highway Engineering, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous...

INSIDER: Lighting

Think of all the information we get based on how an object interacts with wavelengths of light — also known as color. Color can tell us if food is safe to eat or if a piece of...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at MIT, Nanyang Technological University, and several companies have developed a compact and inexpensive technology for detecting and measuring lead concentrations in water,...

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INSIDER: Design

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) — or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne — have leveraged the use...

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INSIDER: Design

In January, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Science Program Committee approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, the first scientific endeavour...

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Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave sensing and imaging (MSI) technology, which has been in for many years, has now improved to the point that it may usefully supplement or even replace MRI machines and CT scanners in certain applications, including stroke detection and breast cancer detection.
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Application Briefs: Imaging
Understanding how to effectively tolerance aspheres is an incredibly useful communication tool to get the most out of your lens. In this article, we will provide some context behind asphere tolerances, exploring the factors that influence cost and performance.
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Articles: Imaging
Astroparticle Physicist Dr. Rasha Abbasi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Loyola University Chicago, works with the Telescope Array project. Located west of Delta, Utah, the project is an international collaboration between universities to observe high-energy cosmic rays. Abbasi and her team study how TGFs originate from the Earth’s atmosphere and propagate. In particular, the team hopes to answer key questions.
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Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
The Copernicus program is a European Union (EU) initiative for Earth observation and environmental monitoring. Its primary objective is to provide accurate, timely, and reliable information for environmental and security purposes.
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Articles: AR/AI
Increasing regulatory concentration on improving the protection of vulnerable road users (VRUs) against vehicle collisions at night has led to new evaluations of proven imaging modalities that might quickly, effectively, and economically identify VRUs and measure their positions relative to moving vehicles.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There are times when scientific progress comes in the form of discovering something completely new. Other times, progress boils down to doing something better, faster, or more easily. New research from the lab of Caltech’s Lihong Wang, the Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, is the latter. Read on to learn more.
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Briefs: Imaging
Mimicking the easy, instantaneous image processing power of the human eye, Penn State electrical engineering researchers created a metasurface, an optical element akin to a glass slide that uses tiny nanostructures, placed at different angles to control light.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
See the new products, including TRIOPTICS’ ATS alignment turning stations, VIAVI Solutions' expanded fiber optic test solutions portfolio, LumeDEL's fiberoptic collimating lenses, Teledyne FLIR's Neutrino LC OGI optical gas imaging camera module, and IDS' Sony sensor.
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Briefs: Imaging
Researchers from Japan have developed DPPFA–Net, an innovative network that overcomes challenges related to occlusion and noise introduced by adverse weather.
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INSIDER: Software

The idea of injecting microscopic robots into the bloodstream to heal the human body is not new. It’s also not science fiction.

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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Robots and cameras of the future could be made of liquid crystals, thanks to a new discovery that significantly expands the potential of the chemicals already common in computer displays and digital watches. The findings are a simple and inexpensive way to manipulate the molecular properties of liquid crystals with light exposure.
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INSIDER: Materials

Coherent has established what the company describes as the "world's first capability for 6-inch indium phosphide (InP) wafer fabrication." The compound semiconductor and...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

In a new Nature study, Columbia Engineering researchers have built a photonic chip that is able to produce high-quality, ultra-low-noise microwave signals using...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Achieving speed records is not just for athletes. Researchers can also achieve this kind of feat thanks to their discoveries. This is the case of professor at the National Institute of Scientific...

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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A newly devised procedure to de-ice Euclid's optics has performed significantly better than hoped. Light coming in to the visible ‘VIS’ instrument from distant stars was gradually...

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Blog: Data Acquisition
Researchers from the University of Waterloo used artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help capture and analyze data from NHL games faster and more accurately than ever before; the work has big implications for the business of sports.
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Blog: Design
To find poison ivy before it finds you, University of Florida scientists published a new study in which they use artificial intelligence (AI) to confirm that an app can identify poison ivy.
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Products: Imaging
See what's new on the market, including igus' two- and four-hole fixed flange bearings; FixtureBuilder 3D fixture-modelling software from Renishaw; XENON Corporation's X-1100/2x Pulsed Light Research System; Rad Source NDT's NDT 1000 X-ray Inspection System; and more.
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Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
A ruggedized video camera designed to withstand the shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures of space is now ready for extreme conditions on Earth.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An international team of researchers reports on a compact high-brightness mid-IR-driven source combining a gas-filled anti-resonant-ring photonic crystal fiber with a novel nonlinear-crystal. The tabletop source provides a seven-octave coherent spectrum from 340 nm–40,000 nm with spectral brightness 2–5 orders of magnitude higher than one of the brightest synchrotron facilities.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers at SEAS have uncovered hidden potential in metasurfaces and demonstrated optical devices that manipulate light’s polarization state with an unprecedented degree of control. Read on to learn more.
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