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What's Next for Visual and Optical Inspection?

Authors: Mark Clymer1, Kieran Slicker2 and Ed Balcerzak1 1UNITRON Ltd., Commack, NY ( 2Ash Technologies, Naas, Ireland ( Originally published by Mid-Atlantic Tech Publications, Inc., May 2018: The need...

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What is it about White Balancing?

Remember “the dress?”  Was it gold and white or black and blue?  The answer comes down to an issue of illumination and white balance.  Cameras are “stupid” – even on...

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The Deal with Megapixels

Is More Better? As general consumers, cammera manufacturers have tricked us into thinking “more” megapixels translate into better images.  NOT TRUE, at least not in science!  Given the same size...

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Color Cameras in Microscopy

Believe it or not, people used to use film for taking pictures with microscopes.  Fast forward a few decades and now cameras are always in our pockets, on our cell...

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Cleaning Microscope Optics

Microscopes work better when the optics are clean.  Dust and smears reduce the resolution, generate artifacts, and generally degrade the image, sometimes to the point of making the microscope useless. ...

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Demystifying Numerical Aperture

We are often asked to recommend the appropriate objectives for a microscope.  The objective sits closest to the specimen, is an integral component of the microscope and is crucial to...

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