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Terahertz Technology Escapes The Cold
Terahertz Technology Escapes The Cold

The group of Jérôme Faist in the Institute for Quantum Electronics achieved the first realization of a terahertz quantum cascade laser operating without cryogenic cooling. This feat heralds the widespread use of these devices in practical applications.

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    The U.S.-based Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates there were 6,200 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, the highest total since 1990. The GHSA also found that during the past 10 years, nighttime crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the total increase in pedestrian deaths. To solve this problem, automotive researchers and developers must consider multi-sensing solutions, including thermal cameras that “see” heat energy, with layered levels of protection to ensure safety in all common driving situations. This article presents four reasons why thermal imaging cameras should be used to save lives on the road.

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    The FLIR starter thermal dataset enables developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

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    The FLIR starter thermal datasets enable developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.

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    Scientists have visualised the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely-tuned high performance electronic devices.

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    A group of physicists at UNSW Sydney have built a super-fast version of the central building block of a quantum computer. The research is the milestone result of a vision first outlined by scientists 20 years ago.

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