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I'm designing a spectral-differencing sensor for use in high speed egg-grading machines, to detect blood spots in eggs. This is an interesting problem because it's dominated by nuisance data. Nuisance data are sample variations that produce a signal but aren't what we care about measuring. In this case, porphyrins in brown eggshells have strong absorption features that overlap those of haemoglobin.