NIR News Blog

Posted: 11 January 2013

The TerraLuma Project (University of Tasmania, Australia) is partnering with Headwall Photonics to bring hyperspectral technology to its fleet of unmanned aircraft systems.

Posted: 11 January 2013

Using a combination of NIR spectroscopy and skin impedance spectroscopy, Swedish scientists have potentially come up with a quick, non-invasive technique for identifying the skin cancer known as melanoma.

Tagged: medical
Posted: 10 January 2013

A collaboration between Danish universities and technology companies, namely Aarhus University iNANO/chemistry, Copenhagen University, DTU Photonic, Foss Analytical and NKT Photonics A/S, is working on a project to look at how a new, much brighter form of infrared light can be used for routine analysis in food and feed production.

Tagged: food, light source
Posted: 10 January 2013

NIR spectroscopy can offer a quick and easy way to determine where wheat was grown, say Chinese scientists.

Tagged: agriculture
Posted: 14 December 2012

French scientists have used NIR spectroscopy to monitor the transesterification reactions that produce biodiesel in a microreactor.

Tagged: biofuel
Posted: 29 November 2012

Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, water ice and organic material may well exist on the surface of Mercury.

Tagged: astronomy
Posted: 22 November 2012

The use of NIR spectroscopy to detect when a female giant panda is in oestrus and so help captive breeding is reported in a new publication.

Posted: 16 November 2012

The ecoVis is a compact, economical light source with response from 400 nm to 2500 nm.

Posted: 15 November 2012

With winter coming to the northern hemisphere and snow likely to fall over the next few months, US scientists have unveiled a new portable NIR spectroscopy instrument for measuring the size of snow grains in snow drifts.

Tagged: climate
Posted: 12 November 2012

Remote sensing in the NIR is being used to investigate the growth of grass in Ireland, a crop that less is known about than many others.


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