Sensors Unlimited Inc. (SUI; www.sensorsinc.com) has introduced reportedly the world's smallest dual-wavelength, visible and near-infrared camera—the Visible-InGaAs SU320Mvis 1.7RT MiniCamera. Built around SUI's proprietary InGaAs focal plane arrays, the camera weighs less than 11 oz (300 gm) without the lens and features a 320 × 240 pixel array with a 40-micron pitch. It can simultaneously deliver a 12-bit digital RS-422 digital output and EIA-170 analog video output for display on commercial TV monitors. Intended applications include industrial machine vision, hyperspectral imaging, and laser beam profiling.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Optomec's third America Makes project for metal 3D printing teams the LENS process company with GE Aviation, Lockheed, and other big aerospace names to develop guidelines for repairing high-value flight-critical Air Force components.
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
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