Monthly News Round Up - January

Hello, and welcome back to Thermascan's Monthly News Round Up. The first month of 2017 is officially over, and it's been an eventful one, to say the least! What better way to cheer yourself up, and escape from the world's problems for a while, than catching up on all the latest news and stories from the world of thermal imaging in January.


"Exploring our changing Earth, in real time" - By using a whole range of scientific analysis tools, including thermal imaging, scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory campus are able to observe the Earth's changes in 'real time'. Researchers are studying and exploring the movement of sea ice, and undersea volcanoes, as well as monitoring coastal erosion on hard-to-reach shorelines.

"Yellow or blue? Thermal imaging project in Vancouver to identify home heat loss" - This article provides a great example of the ways in which thermal imaging technology is truly being embraced, and its benefits to authorities, private residents, and the environment alike. The project, launched by the city of Vancouver in Canada, aims to 'help residents identify heat loss and save on energy costs'.

"Next-gen imaging at CES" - Imaging and Machine Vision Europe: A comprehensive round up of some of the top developments in imaging technology, announced at this year's Consumer Electrics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, held earlier this month. One of the main announcements was that of FLIR's newly developed 'Duo' - a multi sensor thermal camera, specifically designed for use with drones. 

"Sea otter healed by Monterey Bay Aquarium returns to the wild" - A sea otter, found caught up in fishing line off the coast of California, was rescued and taken to the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium last summer. Whilst there, staff used a thermal camera to track and monitor her healing progress, allowing her to be released back into the wild four months later.

"Frigid weather could take a huge toll on your body" - Using a thermal camera, this American news crew were able to demonstrate just how quickly the cold can affect our bodies, and hypothermia can set it. Interesting, if slightly scary, viewing!

"NZ's hottest island as you've never seen it before" - Using both hand-held thermal imaging cameras, and thermal sensor modules, volcanologists from GNS Science have been gaining a fascinating insight into New Zealand's most active volcano, White Island. Having only erupted as recently as September last year, scientists are capitalising on the thermal technology to monitor and track the heat and energy being thrown out by the volcano.


"Myth Busting With Infrared: ft. Physics Girl" - Nick Uhas: Using a thermal camera, youtuber's Nick Uhas and Physics Girl test how fast cold air leaves various environments, such as a car or fridge. The image quality on the thermal isn't amazing, but this is a fun video nonetheless.

"PCs and Thermal Imaging...What your eyes CAN'T see" - JayzTwoCents: Again, the thermal footage on this video was only shot with a FLIR One so the image quality isn't great. But this is an interesting look at the inside of a computer system, and just how hot it can get! 

"Watching a Frozen Engine Warm Up With a Thermal Camera" - Engineering Explained: A frozen car will have been a familiar sight to most of us this past month, but have you ever wondered what is happening inside as it warms up? This short little video demonstrates exactly that through the medium of thermal imaging.

So there we have it, January's Monthly News Round Up, over and done with. We hope you enjoyed reading this month's comprehensive run down of all the latest goings on in the world of thermal imaging, and look forward to seeing you back next month.

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