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New method improves accuracy of imaging systems
February 3, 2017
New research provides scientists looking at single molecules or into deep space a more accurate way to analyze imaging data captured by microscopes, telescopes and other devices. The findings, published Dec. 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, provide a mechanism--known as single-pixel interior filling function, or SPIFF--to detect and correct systematic errors in data and image analysis used in many areas of science and engineering.
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