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Seeing The Forest, Trees And More
2013-04-23 10:15:52

NASA To Robert Green, light contains more than meets the eye: It contains fingerprints of materials that can be detected by sensors that capture the unique set of reflected wavelengths. Scientists have used the technique, called imaging spectroscopy, to learn about water on the moon, minerals on Mars and the composition of exoplanets. Green's favorite place to apply the technique, however, is right here on the chemically rich Earth, which is just what he and colleagues achieved this spring...

LDCM Satellite Takes Temperature Of The Salton Sea
2013-04-22 10:58:37

NASA An image from an instrument aboard NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission or LDCM satellite may look like a typical black-and-white image of a dramatic landscape, but it tells a story of temperature. The dark waters of the Salton Sea pop in the middle of the Southern California desert. Crops create a checkerboard pattern stretching south to the Mexican border. If you looked at the Salton Sea in person, your eyes would not see anything presented in the LDCM image. Instead of showing...

2013-04-17 23:03:05

HGH Infrared Systems Announces Debut of Spynel-S and Product Name Change Cambridge MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013 HGH Infrared Systems, a global provider of 360 degree thermal imaging systems, announces the debut of their new high resolution system for Wide Area Surveillance. The new camera, the Spynel-S, features a new look and a longer detection range, displaying panoramic thermal images with an impressive resolution up to 30 Mpix. Associated with Cyclope advanced motion detection software,...

Engineers Create Device To Read While You Run
2013-04-16 11:54:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Engineers from Purdue University have devised a new system that will facilitate a very specific type of physical and mental multi-tasking — helping treadmill runners to read text on a display screen. The system, called ReadingMate, compensates for constantly bobbing eyes so runners can train for a marathon while reading their favorite novel. "Not many people can run and read at the same time," said Ji Soo Yi, an assistant...

Asteroid Tracking Sensor Passes Key Test
2013-04-16 07:07:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A critical design test for an infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future ability to detect and track asteroids and comets has been passed. The Near Earth Object Camera's (NEOCam) performance in an environment that mimicked the temperatures and pressures of deep space were assessed by the test. NEOCam will be the key instrument for a proposed new asteroid-hunting space-based telescope for which design and capability details have...

Hidden Fresco Found In Artwork Via TSA Scanner Technology
2013-04-12 12:14:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While those full body scanners that the TSA now employs in many airports may be considered “too revealing” to some travelers forced to walk through them, the same imaging technology is now being used to look under a painting on a wall to see if another work of art may be underneath. Scientists working at the Louvre Museum in Paris have used the imaging technology to reveal images beneath a famous, but known forged...


Latest Infrared Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Star Formation -- Star formation is the process by which gas in molecular clouds gets transformed into stars. In the current paradigm of star formation, cores of molecular clouds (regions of specially high density) became gravitationally unstable, and start to concentrate. Part of the gravitational energy lost in the process is radiated in the infrared, another part increases the temperature of the core. The accretion of material happen partially though a circumstellar disc. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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