Dec 192011
by i5a

Question by xx_Erin_xx: What is the minimum power of laser pointer that could pop a balloon?
Just wondering what would be the minimum power of laser pointer that could pop a balloon? What would be the minimum power of laser pointer that could make a hole in a bin liner? What would be the minimum power of laser pointer that could light a match?

Best answer:

Answer by Chris Chen
To pop balloons with a laser pointer, you would need a green laser pointer 95mW or above. A tip about popping balloons is to use only black colored balloons. If your balloon is not black, color the balloon with a black marker.

Another trick is to use a magnifying glass to focus the laser pointer’s beam. If you use a magnifying glass, you may get away with popping balloons with a 55mW to 75mW laser pointer.

You can learn more about laser power here:

Give your answer to this question below!

Apr 042011

The Laser Barcode Scanner to RFID Identification: A Metamorphosis

The Laser Barcode Scanner to RFID Identification: A Metamorphosis

Free Online Articles Directory

Why Submit Articles?
Top Authors
Top Articles

Publish Article

0 && $.browser.msie ) {
var ie_version = parseInt($.browser.version);
if(ie_version Login

Login via

My Home
Sign Out



Remember me?
Lost Password?

Home Page > Business > Organizational > The Laser Barcode Scanner to RFID Identification: A Metamorphosis

The Laser Barcode Scanner to RFID Identification: A Metamorphosis

Edit Article |

Posted: Jul 12, 2009 |Comments: 0

However, for the modern day business this solution may appear somewhat limited. The logical and physical process behind using a laser handheld barcode scanner is a slow one since barcodes are a linear, line of sight technology which required human interaction most of the time. In addition, laser barcodes are restricted in how much information they can store. A new system needed to be developed.

RFID is a wireless data collection technology that can take the shape of a small chip and can be attached to a product. The use of radio waves means that RFID chips do not need to be in direct contact with a receiver and can be tracked by location through wireless or cellular points or GPS. In addition, where traditional barcodes can be tampered with, information is hard-wired within the chip itself. Furthermore, multiple tags can be read at once.

Characteristics of RFID Asset Tracking

As a relatively new technology, it is important to understand the characteristics of RFID tags that differ from traditional laser barcode scanner barcodes. First of all, memory is defined as the ability to read and write to the tag. A read only tag often includes just a unique identifier, such as product code. The distance that RFID tags can be read from is always increasing and it is important to note that high frequency tags have a longer range, currently around 1 metre whereas low frequency tags have a range less than 25cm. Finally, active tags are powered with an internal battery but in order to maintain cost effectiveness and small form, passive RFID tags are powered by the reader.

Real World Applications

Since RFID tags have enhance sensing capabilities and the ability to transmit information, there is potential for regulating product or stock. Boxes of fish, the physical product that moves its way through the supply chain, can be monitored for temperature or whether it has been properly stored. If any one of its configured parameters is violated, such as an increase in nominal temperatures, an alert can be sent via SMS or another form of communication.

The End of the Laser Barcode Scanner?

One aspect of improving supply chain management is increasing the efficiency of sending and receiving goods. For example, a number of large retailers now require suppliers to use RFID tags on goods, such as pallets, to allow stock management to take place much more efficiently at the retail site. Suppliers can tag their goods as they leave the warehouse with information such as identification, priority levels and stock handling information.

RFID tags are extremely powerful devices that certainly have their advantages. However, just like barcodes and laser barcode scanners, RFID tags need to be standardised to allow effective communication between devices.

Retrieved from “

(ArticlesBase SC #1031510)

Watch your traffic increase just by submitting articles with us, click here to get started.
Liked this article? Click here to publish it on your website or blog, it’s free and easy!

Scott Normanton -
About the Author:

Handheld Barcode Scanner Guide ( is a regularly updated guide on choosing the best barcode scanners, including the laser barcode scanner, PDA barcode scanner, CCD barcode scanner and the best asset management software.

Questions and Answers

Ask our experts your Organizational related questions here…


200 Characters left

Role of radio frequency identification RFID in inventory management

Rate this Article


0 vote(s)



Article Tags:
barcode scanner, handheld barcode scanner, laser barcode scanner, rfid tags, rfid tagging, rfid asset tracking, asset tracking, inventory tracking, rfid equipment

Related Videos

Latest Organizational Articles
More from Scott Normanton

How To Make Barcodes

This video will not only show you how to generate custom barcodes, but it will also show you how to log and keep track of your stuff by scanning the barcodes into your computer with your webcam. (03:28)

Mogul Modded Showing SPJ Barcode System – Software Review

Tips and reviews about tech and software products, this video focus’ on the Mogul Modded showing SPJ Barcode System. (05:34)

iPhone App Store – Barcode

Learn how to use the Barcode iPhone Application. (00:56)

How to Save Money with Your iPhone

Learn how to use an iPhone camera and an iPhone apllication to compare shopping results, get product reviews, watch movie trailers, listen to titles of a CD and much more (03:32)

Circulation of documents, in order above all

The company’s possession related to possession of large quantities of documents and the eternal problem of the rearrangement. The data generally relate to cooperation with customers, suppliers and contractors, and are stored in paper and electronic versions. Keeping them in order takes time and patience. Hard disks, mailboxes and folders are just

jerzy jagielskil

Apr 04, 2011

What Organizations Can Do

So what can organizations do to prepare their people? A great deal. Here are some key things to consider.


Apr 04, 2011

Moving Companies Involvement in Your Moving

Whatever you do, you should do with the involvement is the motive of the San Francisco movers and they do all your moving services with involvement and that makes you entirely happy and satisfied.


Apr 04, 2011

Zipcar Company

Zipcar is a self-service car sharing company that is based on membership. It provides its members with rental automobiles that are billed by the hour or by day. It was founded by Robin Chase and Antje Danielson in 1999 in Cambridge, Massachusetters. It is the largest car sharing company in the world with 6000 automobiles and 275,000 drivers in 49 cities in the United States (The Economist, 2009).


Apr 04, 2011

Pest Away Exterminating, Inc. Offers Exceptional Ant, Rat, Roach And Bed Bug Treatment

Pest Away Offers the Best Bed Bug Control in New York and the Top Pest Control Products

Seo5 Consultingl

Apr 04, 2011

Lactose Intolerance Indicators in adults

In case you have started out experiencing bad any time you eat cheese, soft serve ice cream, as well as several other milk products it is quite probable that you are dealing with the lactose intolerance symptoms.

John Robinsonl

Apr 03, 2011

5 Note wireless routers need – wireless router – office supplies industry

Wireless LAN There has been very well, and faster speed. The current mainstream products can not only achieve the rate of ordinary wired Ethernet, but also has a basic security protection


Apr 02, 2011

Soldering iron

Irons for electrical or electronics work Electric soldering iron For electrical work, wires and various electronic components are soldered to printed circuit boards, other wires


Apr 02, 2011

The Truth on Unfinished and Finished Wood Flooring

There are so many choices when it comes to wood flooring that it can be hard to make a decision. This is because Wood floors comes in not just hundreds of different colours but different finishes too. So what is the truth on unfinished and finished wood flooring?

Scott Normantonl

Home Improvement>
Interior Designl
Jul 30, 2009

PDA Barcode Scanner Training: 5 Essential Tips

Scanning with a PDA barcode scanner can make barcode scanning in almost any environment a breeze, whether you are in a warehouse or on the move. However, the reliability of the scanning process does not end with the device itself.

Scott Normantonl

Strategic Planningl
Jul 29, 2009
lViews: 192

7 Top Tips On Looking After Your Real Wood Flooring

When you decide to buy a real wood floor you should understand that not only will it look beautiful but it will need maintaining too. While a sweep and a mop may do for some laminate flooring, a real wood floor will need a more thorough approach. So how should you care for your wood floor? Here, are seven top tips on looking after your real wood flooring.

Scott Normantonl
Home Improvementl
Jul 26, 2009

Warehouse Management Software vs. Inventory Management Software

Inline with advancements in technology, inventory tracking and warehouse management software has come a long way with many options to choose from.

Scott Normantonl

Jul 19, 2009
lViews: 557

The CCD Barcode Scanner: A False Economy?

A CCD barcode scanner is certainly a wise choice when it comes down to budget but it usually comes down to what you really need from a barcode scanner. For example, is the scanning distance a factor during operation? Will the scanner be under heavy use? Considering such factors (but not limited to) is important if you are to make the right handheld barcode scanner purchase.

Scott Normantonl

Jul 12, 2009
lViews: 189

Choosing the Right PDA Barcode Scanner

Back in the day, when stock was counted with technology consisting of pointing a finger at the desired object and keeping count, it became vital for developing businesses to change the way they managed their assets. This demand for a more efficient way to track products and assets sparked an innovation in design and resulted in the handheld barcode scanner.

Scott Normantonl

Jul 12, 2009
lViews: 392

What to Look For in a Laser Barcode Scanne

With quite a few types of barcode scanners to consider and even more models to choose from, it is easy to get lost with the vast selection of products currently available. The laser barcode scanner is probably the most common type of barcode scanner and its reliable performance and fast response time means that this barcode scanner is a good place to start.

Scott Normantonl

Jul 12, 2009

Add new Comment

Your Name: *

Your Email:

Comment Body: *


Verification code:*

* Required fields


Your Articles Here
It’s Free and easy

Sign Up Today

Author Navigation

My Home
Publish Article
View/Edit Articles
View/Edit Q&A
Edit your Account
Manage Authors
Statistics Page
Personal RSS Builder
My Home
Edit your Account
Update Profile
View/Edit Q&A
Publish Article
Author Box

Scott Normanton has 8 articles online

Contact Author

Subscribe to RSS

Print article

Send to friend

Re-Publish article

Articles Categories
All Categories

Arts & Entertainment
Food and Beverage
Home and Family
Home Improvement
News and Society
Self Improvement
Sports and Fitness


Ask an Expert
Business Ideas
Business Opportunities
Customer Service
Home Business
Human Resources
International Business
Non Profit Organizations
Online Business
Project Management
Public Company
Public Relations
Six Sigma
Small Business
Strategic Planning
Team Building

Need Help?
Contact Us
Submit Articles
Editorial Guidelines

Site Links
Recent Articles
Top Authors
Top Articles
Find Articles
Site Map
Mobile Version

RSS Builder
Link to Us

Business Info

Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy | User published content is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
Copyright © 2005-2011 Free Articles by, All rights reserved.

Handheld Barcode Scanner Guide ( is a regularly updated guide on choosing the best barcode scanners, including the laser barcode scanner, PDA barcode scanner, CCD barcode scanner and the best asset management software.

Dec 242010

Chemistry in Second Life at MICA Island

Image by Hiro Sheridan

NASA: Next Mars rover will carry a laser
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) — NASA says its next Mars rover will be equipped with a rock-zapping laser able to analyze the chemical composition of rocks and soil from more than 20 feet away.
Read more on UPI

Tell Me About It: When he refuses to deal with his depression
Question: My boyfriend of three years and I recently broke up. I’m young (but an adult) and I keep hearing, “There are other fish in the sea,” but I can’t seem to get over him. He was my first love and, I hoped, my only love. We had such great chemistry, and we balanced each other out.
Read more on The Philadelphia Inquirer

Acidifying Oceans Could Upset Life’s Nitrogen Cycles
An experimental simulation of near-future changes in ocean chemistry suggests that aquatic nitrogen cycles could be profoundly disrupted, altering the basic structure of Earth’s food webs.
Read more on Wired News

Sep 142010

Dmitri Tsyboulski performs single nanotube experiment with tunable Ti:Sapphire laser Trestles Finesse. More details on related research can be found on Professor Bruce Weisman website. Dr. R. Bruce Weisman and his group investigate the spectroscopy and photophysics of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. All of these are closed nanoscopic structures formed from carbon atoms. Fullerenes, such as C60, C70, and their chemical derivatives, have unusual molecular properties that cause interesting behaviors following the absorption of light. Time-resolved absorption and emission methods are used to study radiationless decay, photochemical reactions, and energy transfer in fullerenes. Another major research topic is single-walled carbon nanotube spectroscopy. Following the discovery in Weisman?s lab of near-infrared nanotube fluorescence, the group has measured and unraveled the absorption and emission spectra of more than 30 semiconducting nanotube species. Follow-up projects include detailed elucidation of nanotube electronic structure, as well as applications in non-invasive biomedical imaging and analytical nanotechnology. Few publications and abstracts are cited below: Laurent Cognet, Dmitri A. Tsyboulski, John-David R. Rocha, Condell D. Doyle, James M. Tour and R. Bruce Weisman “Stepwise Quenching of Exciton Fluorescence in Carbon Nanotubes by Single Molecule Reactions.” Science, 316 (2007): 1465-1468. Dmitry Tsyboulski, Ph.D. “Spectroscopic and Optical Imaging Studies of
Video Rating: 5 / 5

The poison must stop!!! We are not lab rats!!!!

Powered by Yahoo! Answers