High-tech Goggles Give Surgeons ‘sci-fi’ Vision

Hands on with some surprising $80 night vision goggles

A video camera projected the surgeons visual field onto a screen inside the goggles and on a computer screen in the operating room. The new technology developed at Washington University in St. Louis may eventually be used to see microscopic cancer cells during surgery and enable a more thorough removal of tumors. For now, the research team is testing the goggles on 20 to 30 breast cancer and melanoma patients to locate lymph nodes that will be tested for potential spread of the cancer. Karen Clodfelter, 67, of St. Louis, was the studys first patient. It was a lot less cumbersome than I thought it would be, Margenthaler said of the lightweight goggles that telescope the surgeons visual field.
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As an added bonus, anyone can use the binoculars whereas the goggles are kid sized and dont fit on my head; the binoculars not only work fine for me, they fit comfortably over my big nerd glasses. The final difference is a doozy the goggles are monocular, so youd have night vision through one eye and darkness in the other. The binoculars , on the other hand, allow you to see with both eyes: much more satisfying! Wired: Cyberpunk appearance, kid-friendly operation and they really work! Tired: Hand-held form factor makes those midnight Nerf battles a little dodgy.
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EyeClops Night Vision Binoculars: Same Tech, New Form Factor

and I was right; it was a gimmick. A little LCD screen turns on inside the goggles, and in the ghostly green glow of the mirror, I saw a bright light on the goggles. That’s it? An LCD screen and a flashlight?
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Young soldier who wandered off after night-vision goggles went missing was caught, tortured and murdered by Taliban

Grief: Kirsty McLaren, the soldier

He was discovered missing an hour later as his unit prepared to go on patrol. At 5pm, his body was found face down in the river. Afghanistan tragedy: The 20-year-old’s father James McLaren looks on as his body is repatriated following the death on July 4 David Ridley, the Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner, recorded that Highlander McLaren had been assaulted, tortured and ultimately executed by insurgents.
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Future Night Vision Devices: More Than Just Goggles

In cities, for example, streetlights can overwhelm night vision goggles and wash out the image. But if the devices were digital, software could help the system adjust the image, Kang says. The Army has awarded several contracts for the development of digital ENVGs.
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