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Butterfly-Eyed Sensors Capture UV Images

The compound eyes of an insect are structurally very different from that of a human—almost a separate category of organ altogether from the more familiar ocular arrangement of lens, cornea, iris, and retina. For instance, Papillio xuthus, the Asian Swallowtail Butterfly, can see wavelengths of light in the ultraviolet spectrum,…
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AI Sharpens Rainfall Estimates from Satellites

This article is part of our exclusive IEEE Journal Watch series in partnership with IEEE Xplore. Weather satellites can track every movement of a storm from orbit. However, the algorithms that analyze satellite readings currently don’t estimate precipitation levels as well as the algorithms that have been fed ground-based radar…
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