News tagged with ultraviolet vision

NASA decommissions its galaxy hunter spacecraft

( —NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies across 10 billion ...

dateJun 29, 2013 in Astronomy
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Deep-sea crabs grab grub using UV vision

(—Crabs living half-a-mile down in the ocean, beyond the reach of sunlight, have a sort of color vision combining sensitivity to blue and ultraviolet light. Their detection of shorter wavelengths may give the crabs ...

dateSep 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Sweet innovation for citrus fruits

Researchers in Spain have developed sophisticated machines to sort citrus fruit before they reach consumers. The prototypes can detect and separate rotten oranges, and can classify mandarin segments. Citrus fruit field pickers ...

dateOct 19, 2011 in Engineering
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