New sensor technology – Large-Area Metasurface Perfect Absorbers from Visible to Near-Infrared


Pretty impressive development:

Title of the article seems a bit off, but the range of applications of this tech, the scalability, and low cost mentioned all make this interesting and something to watch for!

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CNA Website Now Live!

Just wanted to post links to the CNA website and Gazette article in case people missed it.

Colonial North American Project website:

Gazette article:

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Flexible phototransistor is world’s fastest, most sensitive

May dramatically improve performance of cameras and other light-capturing devices
October 30, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) electrical engineers have created the fastest, most responsive flexible silicon phototransistor ever made, inspired by mammals’ eyes.…


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Got focus? The The Bosch Research and Conservation Project

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project “website was created with multiple goals in mind. First and foremost, the innovative synchronized image viewers developed by Robert Erdmann for the BRCP will serve as practical tools during the conservation interventions for the Bosch panels in Venice. X-radiographs will be added when they become available. These image viewers are a significant advance for the fields of conservation/restoration and technical art history, and we are very pleased to share this exciting development with our colleagues in these disciplines. This site also serves as a pilot for a much larger web application that will be launched in December 2015 for the opening of the Jheronimus Bosch exhibition in ’s-Hertogenbosch.”

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“Worcester Architecture: Lost & Found” open through Nov. 21.

I’m proud to have been a part of this show –

Worcester Architecture: Lost & Found

that opened last night at the Krikorian Gallery in the Craft Center on Sagamore Street in Worcester.

– Tom

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“My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow”

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“HyperCam is a Low-Cost Hyperspectral Camera That Captures What We Can’t See”

from Peta Pixel

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Kodak’s first digital camera


“Imagine a world where photography is a slow process that is impossible to master without years of study or apprenticeship. A world without iPhones or Instagram, where one company reigned supreme. Such a world existed in 1973, when Steven Sasson, a young engineer, went to work for Eastman Kodak.

Two years later he invented digital photography and made the first digital camera.”

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Your Brain on Art

Part of the What’s Light Got to Do With It? Lecture Series:

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 pm
Margaret Livingstone, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
Sharon Harper, Professor of Visual Art, Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

How does light help and inspire artists to create visual stories about places, moments, or experiences? What happens inside people’s brains when they admire art? Do all people perceive the same thing when they look at a painting or a photograph? Neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone and photographer Sharon Harper will explore  the science and art behind seeing, perceiving, and creating images.


More events here:



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Multispectral Imaging – NBC News – July 2015

A good, recent article highlighting of some fantastic discoveries with multispectral imaging:…



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