A home energy checkup helps owners determine where their house is losing energy and money - and how such problems can be corrected to make the home more energy efficient. A professional technician - often called an energy auditor - can give your home a checkup. You can also do some of the steps yourself. Items shown here include checking for leaks, examining insulation, inspecting the furnace and ductwork, performing a blower door test and using an infrared camera.
Quadriplegic former IndyCar driver and current team owner Sam Schmidt completed the bottom half of the challenging, high-altitude Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb yesterday in the Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM car).
Schmidt, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a crash during an IndyCar practice lap in 2000, is able to steer, accelerate and brake the modified 2016 Corvette Z06 SAM car using only his head. Sensors mounted on an Arrow-designed high-tech headset that Schmidt wears connect to infrared cameras mounted on the dashboard and detect his head-tilt motions to steer. A sip-and-puff device that Smith breathes into enables him to accelerate and brake.
Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that it has secured US$21.1 million in Series A funding. The capital will be used to deploy and operate Ceres, an advanced Earth observation business that features the first commercial infrared and hyperspectral sensor platform to better understand and manage humanity’s natural resources. The funding was led by Bryan Johnson and the OS FUND; and joined by Idea Bulb Ventures; Tencant; Vast Ventures; Grishin Robotics; Conversion Capital; The Seraph Group; Space Angels Network, a syndication of investors from Angel.co; and Larry Page. Earth observation will be another aspect of Planetary Resources’ operations in addition to prospecting and mining asteroids.
Conceived from the company’s vision for the exploration and utilization of asteroid resources, Ceres will leverage Planetary Resources’ Arkyd spacecraft to deliver affordable, on-demand Earth intelligence of our natural resources on any spot on the planet. While typical satellite imagery provides only a picture, Ceres will provide actionable data with higher spectral resolutions – going beyond what the human eye can see – by measuring thermographic properties and detecting the composition of materials on Earth’s surface. The midwave-infrared sensor is the first ever commercial capability from space to offer thermographic mapping and night-imaging, and the hyperspectral sensor includes an unprecedented 40 color bands in the visible to near-infrared spectrum.
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The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is pleased to announce the launch of an egyptian – international Project using non-invasive and non-destructive surveying techniques for the scanning of Egyptian Pyramids under the title “ScanPyramids” project.
Just because a mystery is 4500 years old doesn’t mean it can’t be solved…” This could be the motto of the exceptional scientific mission launched October 25, 2015, under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, initiated, designed and coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo and the French HIP.Institute (Heritage, Innovation and Preservation). Radiographic muons, aka cosmic particles, infrared thermography, photogrammetry, scanner and 3D reconstruction: the most innovative technologies will be used by researchers of international renown and three major universities: the Faculty of Engineering of Cairo University, Université Laval of Quebec and Nagoya University of Japan. Their goal: to probe the heart of the largest pyramids of Egypt, without drilling the slightest opening.
Four millennia after their construction, these ancient giants are far from having yielded their secrets. The first mystery concerns their construction, especially Khufu, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still existing: it is still impossible to describe with certainty how this stone monument, the largest ever built by humans, was erected.
The “ScanPyramids” project has already been approved by the permanent committee of the Ministry of Antiquities and has obtained all necessary permissions from concerned authorities. With a base of more than 5 hectares, its original height of almost 150 meters and a mass of 5 million tons, how was it possible to construct such a wonder in only 25 years?
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http://www.aikencolon.com/flir-e60-ir-infrared-camera-thermal-imager - The rugged new FLIR E60 IR thermal imaging camera is designed for all electrical and mechanical applications. With 320 x 240 resolution at 60 Hz and measures temperature up to 1,202°F, the FLIR E 60 is more productive and effective than its rivals. You won't miss a thing with th E60s real time capture, a big, bright touchscreen with plenty of tools to help you fine-tune and analyze images quickly; Wi-Fi connectivity to transfer images and data to mobile devices for further analysis, reports, and immediate sharing; and more.
The Fluke VT02 Visual Infrared Thermometer, a troubleshooting camera with an infrared heat map, fills the gap for when a single-spot temperature reading isn’t enough and a high-resolution thermal image is more than users need. One tool combines the visual insight of a thermal imager, the visual images of a digital camera, and the point-and-shoot convenience of an IR (infrared) thermometer.
FLIR T420 Features
Rotatable Optical Block - Allows you to aim the lens down or up along a 120 degree axis as it keeps the display at a comfortable eye level.
MSX Enhancement is a new onboard Dynamic Multi-Spectral Imaging enhances visible light spectrum definition withreal time Infrared images for phenomenal detail & instantaneous location orientation, along with quality so high, you don\'t need separate photos for your reports *(T440 & T640 only)
Picture in Picture & Thermal Fusion - Blend visible and thermal infrared images onscreen so you can clearly identify targets; use the fusion threshold for isolating hotspots in a particular scene
Manual and Autofocus - Use the manual control option or push button fast autofocus to capture accurate images
Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, introduces the new Fluke® 62 Max and 62 Max+ Infrared Thermometers. These rugged, accurate, easy-to-use test tools are dust, water and drop resistant, making them ideal for the harsh conditions faced by technicians in electrical, service, HVAC, process, industrial and facilities maintenance applications.
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Pioneers in sun research for over 40 years, Lancaster ushers in a new era in sun protection with a discovery that has been integrated into its brand new Sun Beauty line: Infrared Technology. A bold, avant-garde step towards enjoying the sun without the least bit of guilt by using the most complete sun protection offered by Lancaster.
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The MLX90620 FIRray sensing device from Melexis, utilizes the company’s innovative non-contact temperature measurement technology to create a highly cost-effective thermography solution. Covering a -20°C to 300°C temperature range, this 16 x 4 element far infrared (FIR) thermopile sensor array produces a map of heat values for the target area in real time, avoiding the need to scan the area with a single point sensor or to use of an expensive microbolometer device.
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Fluke Corporation introduces five new infrared cameras with a broad range of powerful yet easy-to-use capabilities:
-IR Optiflex™ Focus System for fast, easy to take, sharply focused, accurate images.
-IR-Fusion® Technology blends digital and infrared images into a single image to precisely document problem areas.
-One-handed operation at only 1.63 pounds, balanced to sit perfectly in the hand.
-Built rugged to survive drops up to 6.5 feet.
-Multi-mode video recording to monitor processes over time and troubleshoot frame-by-frame.
-IR PhotoNotes™ annotation system to keep an exact record of equipment models, nameplates, etc.
-Electronic Compass saves precise location with the image.
-SmartView® professional IR analysis and reporting software for viewing, annotating and editing infrared images.
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