Fast building inspection from the air
Many buildings in Germany are in need of renovation. The reasons for this are often aging building structures and environmental influences. In the future, flying inspection robots will be able to accelerate ...
Kenya drone ban hits anti-poaching efforts
One of Kenya's largest game reserves has been forced to halt plans to use drones to monitor its endangered rhinos because of a government ban, park officials said Wednesday.
Views of Venus day and night side
This sequence of images was taken by the Ultraviolet/Visible/Near-Infrared spectrometer (VIRTIS) on board ESA's Venus Express spacecraft between 12 and 19 April 2006, during the first orbit (capture orbit) ...
Archaeologists use drone to uncover ancient New Mexico village
Using thermal imagery, researchers can now see what lies beneath the dirt-covered desert landscape. A team of researchers from the University of North Florida and the University of Arkansas have successfully ...
Research team scores a first with effective thermal camouflage
Engineers and scientists have been trying to discover the ultimate "cloaking" device – not just as a hat trick to make things invisible—but for its applications in defence technology. Now, a team from the NUS Department ...
Calculating waiting time at security control
Thermal imaging cameras at airports could calculate queues and check-in times better than systems that make estimates using Bluetooth and WiFi on passengers' mobiles.
New AWI thermal imaging system helps researchers to protect large whales from noise around the clock
Physicists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, successfully tested a thermal imaging system aboard the research vessel Polarstern. The system automatically ...
ID got you, under the skin: Automated thermal face recognition based on minutiae extraction
Forget fingerprints or iris recognition, the next big thing in biometrics will be a thermal imaging scan that maps the blood vessels under the skin of your face for instantaneous face recognition that would be almost impossible ...
On a different wavelength: Scientists set out to create 'superspectral' camera
A team of engineers is setting out to create the world's first camera sensor capable of 'seeing' across a wide range of wavelengths.
NASA MASTER infrared view of the Powerhouse Fire, California
NASA's MASTER instrument captured this infrared composite image of California's Powerhouse Fire. The MASTER image shows the intensity of the heat from the fire in different colors.
German railways to use mini drones to stop graffiti
Germany's railway operator plans to deploy mini drones to catch vandals who deface its trains with graffiti, with the aerial vehicles shooting thermal images of its train depots at night.
World's first handheld sound camera ready for market
Most car drivers have had the experience of hearing a buzzing, squeaky, or rattling sound while driving but not being able to figure out where the noise is coming from. The problem could be simple, requiring ...
Researchers find emperor penguins outer feathers colder than surrounding air
ASU Mars education program wins science-teaching award from Science magazine
Letting secondary school students use an operating NASA spacecraft to take images of Mars is about as hands-on as science education can get. Nor are the students just aiming the space camera randomly. Instead, ...