Computed tomography is a versatile inspection method. I am convinced about this after listening to some very interesting presentations at the ICT CT Conference in Wels, Austria. Did you know that you can predict the shelf-life of apples with high accuracy using X-ray tomography? And optimize the ingredients of cookies?
It's been three weeks since I visited Miami Beach and the FIME convention (http://www.fimeshow.com/). I already miss the heat though wearing a black suit made me prefer places with air-conditioning. Afterwards I read that the United States was hit by the highest temperatures since the Dust Bowl.
It takes a lot to travel in the states – airlines lose your bags(with brochures!) and when coming back flight is late so you miss your connection. This time, was really useful to attend 2 conferences during the week: ASNT Digital Imaging in Mashantucket and QNDE conference in Denver.
Snowflakes are en vogue this year. This is the fifth presentation about the microphysics of snow in a row and I’m beginning to lose enthusiasm. Outside it’s 35 degrees Celsius.
Mathematics is maybe the oldest form of science, but Statistical Inversion is a fairly new method. Finland - and Sodankylä have a major concentration in scientists specialized in Statistical Inversion. Possibilities for using the technology in various applications have been limited, because of the challenging needs for calculation power and particularly for memory. Moore's law is doing its job, you could say.