Time freezing camera at 10 trillion frames per second

INRS professor and ultrafast imaging specialist Jinyang Liang and his colleagues, led by Caltech’s Lihong Wang, have developed what they call T-CUP: the world’s fastest camera, capable of capturing ten trillion (10 13) frames per second. This new camera literally makes it possible to freeze time to see phenomena—and even light!—in extremely slow motion. In …

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Lens-free FlatScope is world’s tiniest, lightest microscope for biological applications

Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes, according to Rice University engineers developing FlatScope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose abilities promise to surpass those of old-school devices. Above – FlatScope, developed at Rice University, captures three-dimensional data that passes through a mask and to a fingernail-sized camera chip. It sends that data to a …

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AI used to track pigs and facial recognize cows

Alibaba has a deal worth tens of millions of dollar with pig farming corporation Dekon Group and pig feed manufacturer Tequ Group to develop and deploy AI-powered pig-tracking systems. They will use machine vision to tracking pigs using overhead cameras that identify numbers tattooed onto their bodies. * they will be able to count pigs …

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Worldview Stratollites are commercial high altitude balloons like Google Loon – Worldview had an explosion December 2017

World View Stratollites offer all the advantages of high-altitude balloons – low-cost, rapid deployability, and low-impact flight – with an innovative new development: the ability to fly a variety of trajectories – from circumnavigating the Earth to persistence over a specific location. Stratollites can maintain position over specific areas of interest for days, weeks, and …

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Amazon Key and Cloudcam delivery and security system

Amazon will launch its new in-home delivery service as of November 8. There, customers who purchase an Amazon Cloud Cam, own a compatible smart lock, and download the accompanying Amazon Key app can grant access for in-home deliveries—and watch the drop-offs live, remotely. Amazon cloud cam costs $119.99 Not at home? Not a problem. As …

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Los Altos High School Club Builds Self-Driving Vehicle

Thirty Los Altos high school students are building a 1:10 scale model of a self-driving car that will be able to navigate autonomously around their school. Their goal is to learn about and experiment with machine-learning and deep-learning technologies. It is a student-led effort. They used open-source code and off-the-shelf parts. All the electronics are …

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Ultra-Thin Camera Without Lenses uses optical phased array

Caltech engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). The OPA does computationally what lenses do using large pieces of glass: it manipulates incoming light to capture an image. Lenses have a curve that bends the path of incoming light and focuses it onto a …

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