NIR Spectroscopy

NIR shows that driving and hands-free talking lead to spike in errors

A pilot study using NIR spectroscopy to monitor brain activity shows that driving while talking on a hands-free cellular device leads to more driving errors than driving alone.

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A nose for cheese

NIR spectroscopy can classify cheese according to the diet of the cows that supplied the milk, say French scientists.

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Has this growth media gone off?

NIR spectroscopy can offer an effective way to determine whether or not microbial growth media has gone past its 'best before' date.

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Starch and moisture interfere with fungal detection

A team of scientists from Thailand has tried using NIR spectroscopy to detect infection of rice grains by toxin-producing species of fungi, but with mixed results.

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Solid as a composite polymer

NIR hyperspectral imaging can monitor both the chemical composition and physical properties of composite polymers, say Canadian chemical engineers.

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Skywalker: reflectance spectroscopy for maize breeding

A low-cost, unmanned aerial vehicle, which helps to select the maize varieties which are best adapted to adverse environmental conditions, uses visible and NIR reflectance spectral data.


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