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MIT researchers present new terahertz spectroscopy to detect explosives

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Research Laboratory of Electronics have introduced a terahertz spectroscopy system that uses a quantum cascade laser to detect explosives. A quantum cascade laser is a source of terahertz radiation that is as small as a computer chip. Terahertz spectroscopy uses electromagnetic radiation ...

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Cognex launches first image-based baggage handling solution

American machine vision systems manufacturer Cognex has unveiled the first image-based automatic tag reader (ATR) system, calling it the Airport Baggage Handling Identification Solution (ABH-ID). The latest Cognex technology will help overcome the limitations of the existing laser-based baggage ID systems, thereby providing significantly higher read rates. The image-based solution ...

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Gatwick Airport deploys Anaplan platform for passenger forecasting operations

London Gatwick Airport has partnered with enterprise-planning cloud company Anaplan to improve speed and precision across its passenger forecasting operations. The airport will use Anaplan’s forecasting capabilities to predict and create effective complex-demand plans on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. The introduction of the Anaplan platform has allowed ...

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