Hands On With Some Surprising $80 Night Vision Goggles

I will admit to drooling over the Eye Clops Night Vision goggles every time I’ve been in a toy store for the past few months, but I couldn’t bring myself to spend the $79.99 on a product that was most likely a gimmick. However, when the company offered to send Ars a review sample… The goggles are technically a toy and aimed for children, but I found it easy to adjust the straps to fit my larger noggin. The battery pack sits behind your head, and the goggles take five AA batteries to operate. Since I received my unit in the middle of the day, I went to the only place that’s pitch black in a suburban home: the bathroom.
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Israel Researchers Look to Bring Night Vision to your Ray-Bans

Israel Researchers Look to Bring Night Vision to your Ray-Bans

Rate It: Let us know what we’re missing History The AN/PVS-7B represents the current state of the art in night vision goggles. Initially, it will augment the AN/PVS-5 NVG, and over time, it will replace the AN/PVS-5. The Marine Corps is interested in procuring a clip-on Night Vision Magnification Device (NVMD) to satisfy the need to see targets at the maximum effective range of its weapons. Description The AN/PVS-7B is a single-tube night vision goggle, Generation III image intensifier which uses prisms and lenses to provide the user with simulated binocular vision. The Marine Corps is acquiring the AN/PVS-7B, a model which incorporates a high light level protection circuit in a passive, self-contained image intensifier device which amplifies existing ambient light to provide the operator a means of conducting night operations. A shipping case, soft carrying case, eyepiece and objective lens cap, and filter are ancillary items. A demist shield is also provided to prevent fogging of eyepiece.
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AN/PVS-7B Night Vision Goggles

Sarusis team is one of only two recipients of a major grant from the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI). The five year Focal Technological Area (FTA) proposal was recently approved by The International Nano-Science and Technology Advisory Board (INAB). In its report, the advisory board said it recommended the project because of its high likelihood of technological success and large potential contribution to the Israeli economy. I knew what the layer architecture should be.
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Coming Soon: Turn Your Favourite Sunglasses Into Night Vision Goggles

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(As I said, to the naked eye the IR LEDs dont normally emit visible light, but digital cameras are able to sense the infrared light. Thats what you see in the photo.) The camera feeds to a tiny (0.5″x0.75″) LCD screen positioned in front of the right eye. Since there is only one screen you get only monocular vision, if it matters. The smallness of the screen doesnt really hurt because its right in front of the eye. One concern I had was the feasibility of using the goggles with my big nerd glasses. It turned out to be a non-issue, as the miniature screen falls well within my close-in vision.
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Night Vision Goggles for Kids

Sarusi and his team is currently working on a material that could practically turn any pair of glasses into night-vision goggles. Thanks to the team, we might soon be able to say good bye to the ever bulky set of traditional night vision devices and replace them by your favourite and even stylish pair of designer eye gear! The team is currently working on creating a thin coating that will turn invisible infrared light into visible light for effective night vision. His team consists of Professor Yuval Golan, head of IKI (Universitys Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology), Professor Gabriel Lemcoff, head of BGUs Department of Chemistry, Professor Michael Bendikov from the Organic Chemistry Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor Gil Markovich, the head of the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University, Professor Amir Saar and Professor Uriel Levi, the former head and the current head of the Nanotechnology Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Professor Efrat Lifshitz from the Chemistry Department of the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Contrary to other expensive and bulky night vision systems, Sarusi’s team is looking to develop a one micron thick layer that could be applied to any pair of glasses.
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