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  • FPGAs for the Intelligent Edge - Intelligent Embedded Vision

    FPGAs and SoCs are enabling IoT devices to analyze image and video without the help of a central server. What is Edge Computing? With their accelerating growth and increasing computing power, IoT devices are producing massive, sometimes unmanageable…
  • New imaging system detects cellular processes ‘in the nude’

    A new imaging system, at the Carlos III university of Madrid laboratories, detects cellular processes at the molecular level. The work carried out by these scientists has ranged from the initial design of an electronic architecture for gamma ray detectors…
  • Spectral Microscope Blog 2.

    Hi all, I did warn you this would be a slowly evolving project. After seeing the comments from @Douglas Wong I did some research and web searches for a more spectrally pure source. While I appreciate the need for such a source for laboratory spectral…
  • Spectral Microscope Illminator Blog 1.

    Hi All, When I saw the road test for the new Cypress Semiconductor PSOC 4 board, I was inspired to build a Spectral Illuminator for microscopes. To answer the first question, why the PSOC 4 board. Well, when I first saw the Programmable System On a Chip…
  • 96Boards Dual Camera Mezz Out of Box image - failed to find mode "1920x1080" for connector 42

    I have been attempting to run the Out of Box image as per the 96Boards Dual Camera Mezz Getting Started Guide, but I keep getting an error and no image is displayed on the screen. I have rebooted the board while connected to a monitor and still no luck…
  • See beyond temperature, The new VT02 from Fluke

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  • Microsoft’s Cube responds to sound and motion

    Microsoft Cube in action. Looks like a fun device for a club or art project... (via Microsoft ) Sometimes a tech company’s best intentions can go astray. Take, for example, Microsoft’s Cube, a Kinect-powered interactive art installation that is supposed…
  • 2D images come to life with Leia Display Systems

    A little girl is in awe of the beautiful holographic butterfly. The butterfly looks great fro the font, but.. (via Leia Display Systems ) Ever since science fiction opened up minds about what is possible, people have been wondering when flying cars, hovercrafts…
  • Thermal Imaging - What, Why, and How

    Hello and welcome to a discussion all about thermal imaging, also called thermography, from FLUKE. Recently, Fluke released new infrared cameras, also known as thermal imagers, to the consumer market. The purpose of thermography is simple; precise preventative…
  • Reviewing a Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

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  • Experience the Overview Effect via Urthecast

    Above the Pacific Ocean, a view from the International Space Station (ISS) by an Expedition 7 crewmember on July 21, 2003 (via NASA) The journey into space that astronauts experience is a heralded feat that only few can claim to have accomplished. Our…
  • Thermal imaging could one day scan for overly intoxicated lounge lizards

    Test images (via Georgia Koukiou and Vassilis Anastassopoulos ) Identifying the intoxicated who become a nuisance should be straight forward for those who frequent clubs and bars. Cheesy one-liners, loud talking (usually accompanied by spit) or a rise…
  • MIT Media Lab designs glasses-free 3D displays by stacking LCDs

    Tensor Display concept (via MIT) Watching movies on an IMAX 3D screen is impressive, leaving the home theater lackluster in comparison (unless you own an $113,000 US B&O 103in 3D TV). Researchers from MIT’s Media Lab are looking to change that by getting…
  • Engineers create invisibility cloak with the help of plasmonics

    In yellow, scattering light from the silicon nano-wire. The dimmer areas are coated with gold, reducing the scattering of light - hence cloaking. There has been so many developments involving ‘ cloaking devices ’ over the past few years that I’m starting…
  • First High-Resolution Video of Thought

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  • A 131 year old recording listenable after digital surface scanning

    CRACK! That sound is your favorite record being crushed. Shed no tears thanks to a new optical scanning technique can pull the audio off the fragments with ease. Carl Haber and Earl Cornell, the restoration specialist, used a hardware/software system…
  • World's thinnest camera module, 12.1 mp by Sharp

    (via Sharp) Sharp Corporation's 12.1-Megapixel CMOS camera brings 35mm film quality to the smallest package size yet. At 10mm square and 5.47mm tall, the RJ63TC100 is the thinnest camera module in the industry. In fact, the module is in "response to the…