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‘If God Created Monsters, He Also Created Heroes’

The research team, which includes UWEC students, has used ground-penetrating radar to locate the Great Synagogue of Vilna – burial grounds containing the bodies of Holocaust victims – and the Ponar tunnel, Jol said. The synagogue they identified – perhaps one of the most significant in Lithuania – was destroyed by Nazis during the Holocaust. The Ponar tunnel – a hand-dug ditch that allowed a handful of Jewish prisoners to escape execution – plays a role in Vilna, according to the play’s website.

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Ground-penetrating radar enables new archaeological discovery at Historic Huguenot Street

SUNY New Paltz’s Archaeological Field School at Historic Huguenot Street literally broke new ground this year, thanks to a partnership with the Department of Geology and the use of advanced radar equipment.

 

Associate Professor Joseph Diamond of the Department of Anthropology leads students in conducting archaeological digs at the historic New Paltz settlement each summer, and regularly turns up artifacts and other evidence of European and Native American life dating back hundreds of years.

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High-tech laser scans uncover hidden military traverse at Alcatraz Island

Binghamton University archaeologist Timothy de Smet and colleagues used terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar data and georectifications (the process of taking old digitized maps and linking them to a coordinate system so that they can be accurately geolocated in 3D space) to locate and assess the historical remains beneath the former recreation yard of the Alcatraz penitentiary. This unique, nondestructive research method revealed that remnants of buried structures, including a “bombproof” earthwork traverse along with its underlying vaulted brick masonry tunnel and ventilation ducts, ran east to west beneath the recreation yard of the Alcatraz penitentiary. de Smet said he was shocked to discover that the historical structures were maintained in such good condition.

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Scanning for underground secrets | GPR

The grim search for human remains at a house in Kent appears to be at an end, with police forensic teams advising they do not expect to make any further discoveries. Crucial to their search – which has uncovered the bodies of two missing teenagers – has been a sophisticated radar system. Their remains may have lain undiscovered for more than a decade and a half. But when detectives looking for Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol – who were aged 15 and 18 when they vanished in 1991 – turned their attention to a property in Irvine Drive, Margate, officers knew what would lead them quickest to any burial sites.

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Archeologists advance toward proving Acadian burial site at Annapolis Royal, N.S.

Archaeologists say they’ve made a promising discovery at Fort Anne, Canada’s first national historic site, by using ground-penetrating radar to explore a burial ground.Fort Anne is located in Annapolis Royal, N.S., and became a national historic site in 1917.

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High-tech archaeology uncovers stories of long-lost Chinese gold miners

Lewis Somers looked a bit like a prospector with his sun hat tipped back, eyes glued to the ground and tools strapped to his belt. Last week, you could have found him in the eastern Oregon town of John Day, pulling a ground-penetrating radar on a small sled back and forth across a gravel parking lot. Somers was prospecting, but not anything like the gold miners of old whose trail he followed.

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Students Discover Burial Grounds of Matilda – A Young Jewish Poet

In June of 1940, as war swept across Europe, thousands of Red Army troops arrived at the eastern border of Lithuania, making good on a secret pact with Germany to divvy up the continent. Local leaders were given an ultimatum: Agree to immediate annexation by the Soviet Union, or face a long and bloody invasion. Overmatched, the government capitulated, and within days the Soviets had seized control of the country. In Kaunas, the home of the former president, Red Army tanks clogged the streets; in Vilnius, dissenters were hunted down and arrested or killed.

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Radar scan at forgotten church finds evidence of cemeteries

 A radar scan on the grounds of a forgotten midstate church has found evidence of two cemeteries.

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Meerkats: how we used radar to reveal the underground maze they call home

I am a scientist and my job is to look below the surface of the earth. One of the questions often asked of people working with what we call geophysical imaging is, “How deep can you see?” It’s a difficult question to answer of course since one person’s “deep” is another person’s “shallow”, and what is deep to the archaeologist will barely scratch the surface for the planetary seismologist.

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Uncovering buried history

A four-member sub-committee created by the District of Kent’s Parks and Recreation department is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Agassiz’s historic cemetery on Limbert Mountain.

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Searching Escobar's Apartment | Finding Escobar's Millions

Exclusive: An exciting discovery in Escobar’s apartment on Finding Escobar’s Millions

Hopefully, on tonight’s Finding Escobar’s Millions, the crew will not have a Geraldo River Al Capone’s vault experience as they go on a forensic search to find any hiding spots Escobar may have hidden his money inside one of his swanky marble houses.

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Second Round of Surveying Begins at Daughters of Zion Cemetery

A second round of surveying using ground-penetrating radar is underway at the historic Daughters of Zion Cemetery in Charlottesville.

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Avebury stone circle was once a 'weird' square, archaeologists find

Avebury stone circle was once a ‘weird’ square, archaeologists find

Using a combination of soil resistance survey and Ground-Penetrating Radar archaeologists found the Avebury stone circle was once a ‘weird’ square.

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Ground radar uncovers graves at historic African-American cemetery

Ground radar uncovers graves at historic African-American cemetery

It’s been known at least 300 people are buried in the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, but thanks to ground penetrating radar, the city can confirm there are many more than that.

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City works to restore African-American cemetery with GPR

City works to restore African-American cemetery with GPR

The city of Charlottesville is restoring a historic African-American cemetery with Ground Penetrating Radar.

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Holocaust Escape Tunnel found

A team of archaeologists and mapmakers say they have uncovered a forgotten tunnel that 80 Jews dug largely by hand as they tried to escape from a Nazi extermination site in Lithuania about 70 years ago. Using radar and radio waves to scan beneath the ground, the researchers found the tunnel, a 100-foot passageway between five and nine feet below the surface, the team announced on Wednesday.

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Rescuers using rescue radar in the Taiwan earthquake

February, 2016 Rescue Radar used in Taiwan Earthquake

Rescue Radar is a GPR system that allows rescuers to locate victims trapped under collapsed structures. We are honoured that our products are being used in the rescue effort after the recent earthquake in Taiwan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by this disaster.

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January 14, 2016 -DOT employs innovation and technology to improve ice road construction

In an effort to continuously improve safety and increase the efficiency of ice road construction in the Northwest Territories, the Department of Transportation (DOT) hosted an ice profiling workshop in Yellowknife on January 11 and 12.

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June 17, 2015 – Archaeological Team Finds Ancient Mosaic Floor from the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox) in Nazareth

A mosaic floor that appears to be from one of the earliest churches in the history of Christianity was uncovered recently in Nazareth, Israel, at the Church of the Annunciation (Greek Orthodox). Duquesne University’s Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, is a co-investigator on the project and is the chief cartographer for the research team that made the discovery.

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June 04, 2015 – ‘War Junk’ crew uncovers lost German bunker on Juno Beach ahead of D-Day anniversary using GPR

When a Canadian documentary crew went in search of relics from the day Canadian troops stormed Juno Beach, 71 years ago, they never expected how simple it might be to uncover such an important piece of history.Digging into the ground with a shovel just a couple of times, Wayne Abbott, Craig Mitchell and Dave O’Keefe found exactly what they were looking for — a long-lost German bunker swallowed up by the sand in the decades since the end of the Second World War.

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April 20, 2015 – Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation’s Investment in GPR Technology Pays Off

In Oklahoma the State Bureau of Investigation discovered the body of a homicide victim. Officials are quick to say that without FINDAR ground penetrating radar technology the grave would probably never have been located.

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April 15, 2015 – EAGE 2015 Boot Camp

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) annual Geophysics Boot Camp provides students and early career professionals with valuable field experience using geophysical instruments. Sensors & Software provides a pulseEKKO PRO GPR system with 250 and 500 MHz transducers for the field camp.

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December 15, 2014 – Canadian Department of National Defense Invests Locally for Land and Ice Runway Structural Analysis Equipment

The Department of National Defense (DND) will use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology to analyze the structural suitability of runways. MREL Group of Companies Limited (MREL) won the tender to supply a cutting edge Canadian made technology to minimize the risk of runway failure during aircraft landing and take-off. Sensors & Software’s Noggin based system will allow for both pavement and ice runway analysis.

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December 15, 2014 – Philippines Government Sources Ground Penetrating Radars from Canadian Company to Address Geological Safety Concerns

The Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) of the Philippines will use Canadian Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology to avoid damages related to sinkhole activity. Toronto-based Sensors & Software Inc. won the international tender and will supply 15 pulseEKKO GPR systems, a premium product that allows deep geological imaging to detect sinkholes, cavities and faults.

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October 28, 2013 – EKKO_Project – the new version of all-inclusive software solution

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the release of the latest version of EKKO_Project, the most comprehensive software solution for GPR data analysis and management.

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September 16, 2013 – FINDAR– Target your investigations with GPR

Sensors & Software is pleased to announce FINDAR – the only forensics-focused GPR system. 

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April 1, 2013 – Utility SmartCart – From Locate & Mark to Survey & Map

Sensors & Software is pleased to announce that it has shipped its first Utility SmartCart.

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January 7, 2013 – Sensors & Software Inc. Website Resources Update

Ground Penetrating Radar users can now access the Sensors & Software knowledge base.

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November 15, 2012 – IceMap: Updated To Provide One Page Reporting

Sensors & Software Inc. announces an upgrade to the IceMap system to include a new one-page ice thickness summary report and updated editing features.

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October 9, 2012 – EKKO_Project Software Now Available

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the release of EKKO_Project – a new, umbrella PC based software solution for easy and efficient analysis of GPR data.

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September 24, 2012 – Conquest: Improved Embedded Software

Sensors & Software announce an upgrade to the Conquest system embedded software. The upgrade provides enhanced self-calibration of Conquest enabling better, more reliable interpretations and further simplifying operation for users.

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July 17, 2012 – GPR for Lunar Exploration

Sensors & Software has been actively involved in the development of a GPR prototype for autonomous rovers for potential exploration of the Moon and Mars as well as other bodies in the solar system.

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January 20, 2012 – Conquest SL – small and light GPR system for concrete imaging

Conquest SL is a GPR system designed specifically for concrete investigations.  More compact and lighter weight than our standard Conquest, it retains all the capabilities that have made Conquest the preferred non-destructive imaging tool in the industry.

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December 1, 2011 – LMX100 – Low Cost GPR for Utility Locating

Sensors & Software announces the new, low-cost generation of utility locating GPR. Ideal for outfitting fleets, the LMX100 is tailored for the locate-and-mark needs of utility locating contractors.

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November 15, 2011 – DVL 400 – New Digital Video Logger

Sensors & Software introduce their new digital video logger, DVL 400. This next generation field computer provides control for the operation of all Sensors & Software Noggin and pulseEKKO PRO GPR systems. The DVL with embedded software provides user control over the GPR system plus logging and real-time display of the GPR data.

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October 31, 2011 – Next Generation of IceMap

Sensors & Software announces the next generation of IceMap GPR for ice road mapping. IceMap delivers winter-road managers the ability to define safe load conditions for hauling freight over ice roads.

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September 30, 2011 – Noggin – A Whole New Experience

Sensors & Software announces the next generation of Noggin GPRs. The new Noggin family of GPRs look the same on the outside but have been totally revamped on the inside. Higher performance and more functionality are all part of our constant drive for product improvement. 

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September 9, 2011 – Conquest Processing Upgrade

Sensors & Software has released the latest model of the Conquest system. While the system retains the same solid, simple format and operation that users are familiar with, the internal functions have improved dramatically.

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July 31, 2011 – New GPR Configuration for Vehicle Tow Surveys

The SmartChariot configuration provides a new solution for vehicle-towed deployment of pulseEKKO and Noggin GPR systems. Ideal for surveys covering large open areas that can be surveyed using a vehicle such as roads, parking areas, or smooth open fields.

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January 3, 2011 – Next Generation of Rescue Radar

Sensors & Software Inc. introduces the next generation of Rescue Radar for buried victim location. 
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) senses changes in the subsurface and can augment existing search and rescue techniques.  User experiences have been greatly enhanced in this latest evolution of Rescue Radar.

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October 1, 2010 – Introducing Noggin 100

Sensors & Software’s Noggin family frequency range now extends down to 100 MHz! This exciting development is all the more significant when the Noggin 100 is placed into context with the Noggin product focus – GPR systems designed to make using GPR simple and easy; full GPR functionality contained in a ‘monolithic’ package.

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January 4, 2010 – Release of EKKO_Interp Software

Sensors & Software is pleased to introduce EKKO_Interp as the newest member of their software product family.  EKKO_Interp is a project-oriented data analysis program that enables users to selectively pick, label and export feature attributes for a wide range of reporting requirements.

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August 31, 2009 – Along comes SPIDAR

SPIDAR – the next generation of GPR has arrived!!

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June 30, 2009 – EKKO_Mapper Version 4 – released

Version 4 of EKKO_Mapper, the user-friendly mapping, and 3D GPR visualization software now seamlessly integrates GPS coordinates.

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May 30, 2009 – New pulseEKKO Dipole Antennas

New 12.5, 25, 50, 100 and 200 MHz dipole antennas are now shipping for the pulseEKKO GPR family

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April 30, 2009 – New GPR Regulations in Canada

Industry Canada controls the use of the radio spectrum in Canada. After lengthy consultation with all radio spectrum use stakeholders, Industry Canada has released RSS 220 titled ‘Devices Using Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Technology’.  Ground penetrating radar (GPR) is considered a UWB device. RSS 220 now governs the emission levels and use of GPR technology in Canada.

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March 1, 2009 – Introducing IceMap

Sensors & Software announces the introduction of IceMap, a new Noggin GPR system designed specifically for rapid profiling of ice thickness. Building on the traditional Noggin GPR family strengths of reliability, toughness and accuracy combined with years of practical operation for ice applications, the IceMap system optimizes operation specifically for the needs of the ice profiling community.

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January 1, 2009 – EKKO_View Version 2 – released

The next generation of EKKO_View, Sensors & Software’s ground penetrating radar (GPR) viewing software, is now shipping. EKKO_View is the workhorse PC program for viewing GPR data acquired with all Sensors & Software’s GPR instruments. Viewing of pulseEKKO PRO, Noggin and Conquest data is greatly enhanced with this new software release.

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Conquest – Concrete Scanning GPR System Enhancement

Sensors & Software Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of the next generation of Conquest concrete imaging system. The major changes are in the embedded system software.

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September 1, 2008 – ConquestView Version 3 – released

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the next release of ConquestView. ConquestView provides PC based 3D dimensional depth slicing and cross sectional imaging for data acquired with Conquest concrete imaging instruments.

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September 17, 2007 – 3D Visualization Enhancements

Sensors & Software announces enhanced 3D visualization for EKKO_Mapper and ConquestView. New releases of both products provide smooth integration with Voxler, a new volume rendering package from Golden Software.

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September 17, 2007 – GPR Mapping and 3D Visualization

Sensors & Software is pleased to introduce GFP mapping files in all of its GPR systems. These XML-formatted GFP (GPR Files and Parameters) files make grid map creation quick and easy.

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April 1, 2007 – EKKO_Mapper Version 3

Sensors & Software Inc. will introduce EKKO_Mapper version 3 at the upcoming SAGEEP meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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January 18, 2007 – Introducing Conquest with PCD

Sensors & Software Inc. announces Conquest with PCD. The PCD (power cable detector) brings the ability to detect current carrying power cables.

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September 18, 2006 – GPR – Fit for a Queen

Time Team employed a Sensors & Software Nogginplus 250 SmartCart ground penetrating radar (GPR) to locate historical foundation on the grounds of Buckingham Palace.

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June 14, 2006 – ConquestView Version 2 – released

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the release of ConquestView Version 2. ConquestView works hand-in-hand with the new generation of Conquest concrete imaging systems.

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May 30, 2006 – Conquest firmware – new release

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the next release of firmware for Conquest.

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April 12, 2006 – Introducing pulseEKKO PRO Multi-Channel Adapter

Sensors & Software Inc. announces a new accessory for the pulseEKKO PRO system – the pulseEEKO PRO Multi-Channel Adapter. The Multi-Channel Adapter allow users to combine up to eight transmitters and receivers to a standard pulseEKKO PRO control module.

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April 7, 2006 – SmartCart featured on CSI

Sensors & Software Inc. is pleased to announce that their Noggin SmartCart was featured on the “Spellbound” episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

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January 9, 2006 – Introducing Conquest DE

Sensors & Software Inc. is pleased to introduce Conquest DE – the next generation of concrete imaging instruments.

Whether clearing a site for cutting and coring or undertaking major structural changes, Conquest provides easy-to-use, cost-effective solutions.

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November 28, 2005 – RoadMap licensed to Infrastructure NDE Inc.

Sensors & Software Inc. is pleased to report the licensing of its unique RoadMap GPR technology to Infrastructure NDE Inc.

RoadMap provides unprecedented highway speed imaging with unique ground coupled GPR technology.

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November 9, 2005 – GPR featured on the Discovery Channel

Recent publicity of GPR locating buried treasure in Chile brought the Discovbery Channel to Sensors & Software Inc.

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August 26, 2005 – Enhanced pulseEKKO PRO Family

The latest advancement in the pulseEKKO PRO family of ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems has just arrived. The operating frequency range now spans centre frequencies from 12.5 to 1000 MHz.

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February 18, 2005 – Subsurface Views – our new newsletter

Our new and improved newsletter has been released. Subsurface Views combines the expertise and information from EKKO_Update and Noggin Notes into one useful package.

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February 14, 2005 – Introducing pulseEKKO PRO

Sensors & Software Inc. announces the next generation of the pulseEKKO ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems.  The pulseEKKO PRO succeeds the popular pulseEKKO 100 and the earlier pulseEKKO IV and III.

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