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far infrared

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A term for longer wavelengths of the infrared region, from 14 to 40 microns. See also near infrared.
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The second telescope, the European Space Agency's (ESO) Herschel Space Observatory (formerly the Far Infrared and Sub-millimetre Telescope), is due to be launched on 16 April 2009.
A second thermal emission region exists in the far infrared or microwave region.
The sheet heater is composed of a heat resistant metal roller having a far infrared ray heater, an electric heater, etc., inserted therein, and the surface of the waterproof sheet is molten by being caused to be in contact with the surface of the metal roller, thereby the waterproof sheet can be bonded onto an execution surface.
But the far infrared heat therapy it uses is also claimed to have numerous health benefits.
BACKGROUND: The thermal therapy (far infrared ray), physiotherapy technique is well known in Japanese nursing field.
Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2007 - (JCN) - Far infrared or terahertz waves have some interesting and unique properties, thus RIKEN has been researching how to make, detect and use terahertz waves.
ESA's Herschel Space Observatory consists of the largest telescope ever put in orbit (3.5 m diameter) with a complement of 3 instruments capable of recording radiation in the far infrared and sub-millimeter regime of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The Herschel satellite would study formation of galaxies and stars using a far infrared sub millimetre telescope.
The new system uses "far infrared" cameras to detect pedestrians in or approaching the vehicle's path and provides the driver with visual and audible warnings to alert them to the danger.
The new system uses 'far infrared' cameras to detect pedestrians in or approaching the vehicle's path and provides the driver with visual and audible warnings to alert them to the danger ahead.
The Intelligent Night Vision System uses images obtained from two far infrared cameras positioned in the lower section of the front bumper to detect the position and movement of infrared heat-emitting objects and determine whether they are in or approaching the vehicle's path.
Infrared film, however, is more sensitive to the full visual spectrum of light, extending on the light chart all the way from ultraviolet to near and far infrared. The most potent source of infrared radiation is the sun.