Electronic autocollimator for infrared range to be shown at SPIE Photonics West 2018

On display at the Duma Optronics booth at SPIE Photonics West 2018 will be a new infrared version of the electronic autocollimator, which enables high precision measurement of reflections from mirror surfaces.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2018/01/electronic-autocollimator-for-infrared-range-to-be-shown-at-spie-photonics-west-2018.html

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World’s First Solar Powered Train!

Dave checks out the world’s first solar powered train! the Byron Bay Solar Train.
A Byron Bay company have converted an old 1950’s “red rattler” Sydney train into a battery storage solar powered train.
Solar panels on the train roof can charge the train batteries which can last for an entire days service. a 30kW solar system on the train station roof provides fast charge power and power back into the grid when not being used.

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http://byronbaytrain.com.au/embed/#?secret=PZDjQaz5BV

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2018/01/11/worlds-first-solar-powered-train/

SPIE Photonics West 2018 preview: Cutting edge technologies drawn further into focus

Running from January 27 to February 1, SPIE Photonics West is expected to draw 20,000 researchers, technology developers, and buyers from around the globe to the world’s largest conference and exhibition on optics and photonics, where attendees will discuss and learn about the latest products, market insights, technologies, and technical presentations.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2018/01/spie-photonics-west-2018-preview-cutting-edge-technologies-drawn-further-into-focus.html

Making robots for Mars with NASA scientist Dave Lavery

Dave Lavery, Roboticist from NASA talks about the Curiosity Rover mission and Mars exploration.

Dave Lavery is a roboticist and is Program Executive for Solar System Exploration at NASA, leading the design of the next generation of spacecraft to explore Mars.

Dave leads the Curiosity Rover mission which landed on Mars in 2012, and is trying to determine if Mars was ever able to support microbial life. He is also working with the NASA and European Space Agency teams launching rovers to Mars in 2020 to actively search for signs of life in the Mars environment and prepare for future missions that may return Mars samples back to Earth.

Thanks to Macquarie university and Dave Lavery for letting me share this video with the EEVdiscover audience.

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2018/01/10/making-robots-for-mars-with-nasa-scientist-dave-lavery/