NIR Spectroscopy

Yet another wearable NIR device: this time underwater

Swimmers looking to monitor and improve technique and patients striving to heal injured muscles now have a new NIR-based tool to help reach their goals.

World Soil Day

Keith Shepherd has written an interesting blog post for World Soil Day (5 December 2014).

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NIR news 2014 data analysis challenge

This year, to help all of you with time to fill over the Christmas and New Year break, we have decided to offer a data analysis challenge. The problem to be solved is described in the text and the dataset may be downloaded from the Internet.

Deadline near for 2015 Goetz Instrument Support Programme

PANalytical Boulder is accepting submissions for the 2015 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program and the deadline for submissions is 15 October 2014.

Selected students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree with innovating research proposals will be awarded a FieldSpec® 4 Standard-Res spectroradiometer or a FieldSpec HandHeld 2 spectroradiometer for a specified period of time. The spectroradiometers can be used by the students for a wide range of field research applications such as image interpretation, ground truthing, materials classification and ecological impact analyses.

Early cancer diagnosis with NIR spectroscopy

NIR spectroscopy could potentially be used to diagnose colorectal cancer, say Chinese scientists.

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NIR is replacing x-rays in dentistry

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) using NIR light is being used to create high-resolution, 3-D images of teeth reducing the need for the use of X-rays.


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