Brain Implants Will Give Us Superpowers – Business Insider

Retinal Implant

What Brain Implants Could Do In The Future The implants above are used to restore function lost to disease, but they could be used to enhance function, too. Eventually, neuroprosthetics will do the things of science fiction quick learning, memory processing, language translation, night vision, and more. Make Us Better At Math And Navigation Research already shows that brain stimulation from external electrodes can help people learn math faster . In a small study that used internal electrodes and deep brain stimulation, people were able to learn and remember routes through a city better.
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Turn your iPhone into a networked night vision scope

The adapter can be used with several night vision and thermal imaging devices

“We can make the entire design super-thin,” Dr. Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university, said in a written statement. “It can be stacked on a contact lens or integrated with a cell phone.” The key to the new technology is a lightweight and super-strong form of carbon known as graphene.
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Excelis reports $135M in night vision orders – Roanoke Times: Business

Once installed, the iPhone gives you a larger night vision display and allows you to record video and photos, zoom and adjust optic settings, geo-tag your footage, and send images to others. Outside of sheer novelty and awesomeness, I’d wager that the average Joe has little use for night vision and even less use for iPhone-integrated night vision. Instead, the tool is marketed toward first responders and other professionals as a means of sending critical data quickly and cost efficiently. Other potential users include sportsmen, surveillance professionals and broadcasters. “This adapter really is a game changer,” said NightVisionExperts.com Director Stewart Firman. “By integrating their iPhones and night vision scopes, professionals in the field can take the individual situational awareness that they currently enjoy to the next level team-based shared awareness.
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Night-Vision Contact Lenses That Use Infared Technology May Soon Be Possible, Researchers Say

government contracts in the Middle East and Afghanistan. The segment that includes night vision gear, as well as tactical radios, electronic warfare equipment and products designed to counter improvised explosive devices, reported a decline in revenue of about 4 percent when compared with the first quarter of 2013. On Nov. 1, 2011, Exelis spun off from ITT and became a separate, publicly traded company.
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