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  • A Lovely Swirl: Orbiter Spots a Shifting Vortex at Venus’s South Pole

    By John Matson Venus is Earth’s closest sibling, in terms of size and proximity, but it remains relatively little explored compared with Earth’s other planetary neighbor, Mars. For instance, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) currently have three working Mars orbiters and one active Mars rover between them, whereas at Venus, ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has the place …


  • How ChevronTexaco saved $5.6 million by employing infrared thermography on roofs

    $5.6 million. That is the estimated savings George Horn generated for his employer, ChevronTexaco, by applying infrared thermography technology to the company’s headquarters and research and development facilities. Several years ago, company executives wanted to replace the roofs on all 14 buildings at the company’s headquarters campus in San Ramon, Calif. Horn, superintendent of operations …


  • Up, Up and Away: An article by Greg Stockton about Aerial Infrared Surveys

    The imagery (IR) from aerial infrared thermal surveys of facilities, complexes, campuses, military bases and cities can be used for many purposes. Systems like supply steam and condensate return lines, hot water, lines, chilled water lines, supply water mains, distribution piping, storm water drains and sewer lines can be monitored by looking at surface temperatures/patterns. …