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For 2005 and earlier


Below are headlines and monthly lead-ins to stories featured in past editions of our website home page in 2005 and earlier.

There is yet another page containing an index to the back issues of our former eNewsletter, TemperatureSensorNews and older featured news page items of the month back to 2001.

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Dec 2005--
coverCountries meeting at U.N. environmental conference in Montreal Canada on November 20, 2005 adopted the rules for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases under the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol. Of course, this is connected to the concerns over Global Warming, with Carbon Dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion long considered a major source contributing to the problem.

There has been some speculation in the media along with some outright condemnation of the concept of Global Warming. Yet, scientists and other media, mostly quoting science reports, indicate that Global Warming is indeed upon us. The book The Discovery of Global Warming tells much of the history behind the concern. It would seem that it is about time we got up off our collective rear end and made some changes.

What is the truth? Is there a clear answer to the question about the reality of Global Warming? Is the science reliable? Are the temperature measurements and trends of old temperature measurements to be believed? ....Read on!


Nov 2005--
Two temperature-related items seem especially important this time of year and this year in particular. First is Holiday Food Safety. Our companion website, www.TempSensor.net, is publishing reminder articles on Food Safety throughout the Holiday period, like The Many Ways to Safely Cook Turkey and Food Safety For the Holidays. Check in regularly or use their RSS feed to see what's new in food temperature and storage tips.
Even more significant this year are higher fuel costs. Energy conservation at home starts with correct air temperature AND humidity. This is a simple, low cost way to save on your home heating costs. When the outside air temperature drops, so does the amount of moisture it can hold. This makes the very dry air inside a building seem cooler and people tend to raise the thermstat setting. There are numerous resources on the Web that can help you set your thermostats lower while still feeling comfortable indoors, plus many, many other fuel saving ideas and tips. .....Read More

Oct 2005--
The latest version of WellStress, Version 3, is now available for free download in the member area of our companion newsblog and community website, www.TempSensor.net. It is enginering software developed and contributed by Dr. David Bartran to the temperature sensor community at large. It's not necessarily pretty, but it is functional. Dr. Bartran's goal is to educate thermowell users to the problems of thermowells in fluid flow streams by providing them a no cost tool for estimating the stresses on different designs with relative ease. This latest version is revised code for thermowell evaluations in steam, condensate and representative gases. Read More

Sept 2005--
While our researchers were busy investigating the thermal roots of the FSM religious claims, reported earlier, we uncovered the Wikipedia, the Free Web Encyclopedia, extensive set of detailed articles on global warming and the means used in reconstructing Earth's ancient temperature conditions. The Temperature Record article, updated last in August 2005, alone is facinating reading. Anyone interested in Earth's temperature history should take a look. We are still seeking data on the history of Pirate population. That didn't hold us back from acquiring a Temperature Vs. Pirates T-shirt, however.


Aug-Sept 2005--
Aug 25, 2005 --(St. Petersburg Times) The New Church of the Flying Spagetti Monster (since July 2005) is liberally quoted in an article by SUSAN ASCHOFF, Times Staff Writer. Several other papers around the USA and Europe have also picked up this revolutionary article and provided their take, too. Even Wikipedia has several references!

Global Average Temperature Vs.Pirate Population The new church, or its founder at least, believes his god is as valid as the one alluded to in intelligent design, a "theory" that contends some features of the natural world are just too special to be due to evolutionary roulette. Part of the new "theory" is based on the unique increase in natural disasters due to changing Earth temperature. In fact, they show an inverse correlation between Earth's average global temperature over the last 200 years and the number of pirates in the world. To that end, he also offers sale of Temperature Vs. Pirate population T-shirts and more from their website along with a copy of the letter sent to the Kansas Board of Education and a some of their response. You can read the letter, responses and some of the thousands of emails .... Read more.

July 2005--
ThermoSense XXVIII (2006) Call For Papers The initial Call for Papers for the 2006 ThermoSense Technical Conference and Meeting has been issued from the ThermoSense Committee and published on the ThermoSense website (ThermoSense.org). The 2006 meeting in April (Orlando FL) features a new Monday Evening Vendors Session, where equipment and software makers will preview their new offerings, many on display later during the week at the SPIE DSS Infrared Exhibition, one of the world's largest. The Sixth IR Image Gallery Contest is also planned along with several technical/professional society committee meetings and a group of short training courses............ READ MORE
June 2005--
New GasFindIR delivers real-time thermal images of gas leaks, FLIR Systems announces. They say the ThermaCAM® GasFindIR™ infrared camera has been identified as perhaps the best new tool to detect volatile organic compound (VOC) gas leaks, like natural gas (Methane), Propane, Butane, Benzene, Ethylene, Hexane, Propylene and others............ READ MORE
May 2005--ESA's XMM-Newton Sees 'Hot Spots' on Neutron Stars -- Thanks to data from ESA’s XMM-Newton spacecraft, European astronomers have observed for the first time rotating ‘hot spots’ on the surfaces of three nearby neutron stars. This result provides a breakthrough in understanding the ‘thermal geography’ of neutron stars, and provides the first measurement of very small-sized features on objects hundreds to thousands light-years away. The spots vary in size from that of a football field to that of a golf course........READ MORE
April 2005 - First Implantable Temperature Sensor For Horses
SOUTH ST.PAUL, MN, USA -- April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Angel Corporation announced today that it is providing 500 of its proprietary Bio-Thermo (temperature-sensing) implantable RFID (radiofrequency identification) microchips to the New York State Horse Health Assurance Program to help launch a voluntary state program designed to monitor infectious diseases and prevent animal theft. .......................................................READ MORE
March 2004
A new eNewsletter from CEDIP Infrared Systems in France named "Through the Lens" debuts with a lead article on the challenges of accurate temperature measurement with Thermal Imaging Cameras....READ MORE
February 2005
Engineers Week 2005, Feb. 20-26, 2005, promotes recognition among parents, teachers and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year Engineers Week reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the United States. Engineers Week 2005 is co-chaired by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and BP p.l.c. Engineers Week programs include:..............READ MORE
January 2005
Bend, OR-USA.---Mini Mitter Co., Inc., announces the release of
VitalSense®, an innovative way to telemetrically monitor human physiological parameters, including temperatures, without wires or probes. This was designed in partnership with the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine. The Sensor/transmitter capsule is about the size of a multi-vitamin capsule, 8.7 mm dia x 23mm long (see image below)..................READ MORE

December 2004
Eden Prairie, MN . -- Automationtechies.com, a leading online destination for industrial automation, process control and instrumentation professionals, has acquired the www.automation.com domain name. This acquisition allows the company to separate the online media/information destination Web site from the direct-hire and contract recruiting services also offered by Automationtechies. According to Rick Zabel, Vice President, “the acquisition of this particular domain reinforces our dedication to providing timely and relevant information to automation professionals.” ...READ MORE

November 2004
Burlington, NJ (USA), Nov. 10, 2004. --The Infraspection Institute announced today the world's first distance learning courses on Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography). "Thermographers can now take their training wherever and whenever it is convenient", said Jim Seffrin, the Institute's Training Director."Our distance learning courses are based on our Level 1, 2 and 3 course content and meet all ASNT training requirements for the certification of NDT personnel. All courses are taught by Infraspection Institute Level 3 Certified Infrared Thermographers each having over 20 years of professional experience." ...READ MORE
October 2004
Arctic sea ice has declined sharply over the last three years. For years, scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder have been tracking the extent and thickness of sea ice across the Arctic Circle. Every September researchers produce a composite map of Arctic sea ice and compare that year's measurements to the longer-term average. This year scientists found that ice extent in September 2004 was 13.4% less than average...READ MORE
September 2004
September is National Food Safety Education Month(SM) in the USA and food safety experts remind us about the importance of following the Four Steps To Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill to protect food from harmful bacteria. How can this be done? Clean! Everything that touches food should be clean. Separate! Fight cross-contamination! Cross-contamination is the transfer of harmful bacteria to food from other foods, cutting boards, and utensils. Cook! Use a food thermometer in cooking. Using a food thermometer is the only way to tell if food has reached a high enough temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Chill! Make sure the temperature in the refrigerator is 40 °F or below and 0 °F or below in the freezer. Use a refrigerator/freezer thermometer to check the temperature...READ MORE

August 2004
Mikron Infrared, introduces a high ambient temperature thermal image camera housing, Model 724HT of the ThermalSpection 724 family of enclosure systems with thermostat controlled Vortex cooling & more..READ MORE
July 2004
Omega Engineering Vs Raytek In a late June US Federal Court decision, Raytek Corporation's prior victory over Omega Engineering in a dispute about Omega's patent rights to laser sighting aids for infrared thermometers was reversed to the tune of at least 8 million US Dollars...READ MORE
June 2004
Just what is temperature? Forget all the hype and the work-around definitions. How about a simple definition for the word? There's more to it than you'd think, but we find that several people have published reasonable definitions and have combined what we like to arrive at an operational definition of the term on our newest page on basics ...READ MORE

May 2004
Announcing the HOT SITE Awards for Outstanding Web Sites: Web sites designated with the HOT SITE Award graphic in our directories are the ones that we believe represent truely outstanding sites and resources for those seeking technical information on temperature sensors, instrumentation, control and related areas of technology, science and education.....READ MORE


April 2004
"Stopping outbreak of SARS with infrared cameras", the title of one of the papers at ThermoSense XXVI describes results of scanning 30,000,000 people in China between April and June 2003.....READ MORE
March 2004
A new eNewsletter from CEDIP Infrared Systems in France named "Through the Lens" debuts with a lead article on the challenges of accurate temperature measurement with Thermal Imaging Cameras....READ MORE
February 2004
"A View on The Future of Thermal Imaging", the slides from the IR/Info 2004 Keynote talk can be viewed on the web or downloaded.....READ MORE
January 2004
ThermoSense XXVI April 2004 Conference program now on the Web with details on thermography applications like SARS screening, Body Temperature, NDT, Infrared Inspection, Courses, Standards Meetings..READ MORE
December 2003
Meet Temperature Bug, the new serial port data acquisition unit combined with sensor and software, covers -55 to 100 °C, only $129(USD)...READ MORE
November 2003
New site page added on Food Temperature Sensors and Measurements just in time for the Holiday cooking season, Geese & Ducks..READ MORE

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