Night Vision Contact Lenses May Be An Eye Opening Development – Health – Boston.com

Contact Lenses With Night Vision Coming To Troops?

This undated publicity photo released by Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. shows Navy SEALs seen through the greenish glow of night vision goggles, as they prepare to breach a locked door in Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Columbia Pictures’ hyper-realistic new action thriller from director Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty.” (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., Jonathan Olley)AP The Independent reported : Previous attempts to use graphene in this way have suffered from the materials insensitivity towards parts of the light spectrum. The team from Michigans breakthrough was to create a sandwich of layers, with an insulating barrier placed between two slices of graphene and an electrical current sent through the bottom part. Why would you want night vision contact lenses? The possibilities are endless: to avoid stumbling around if you lose power; to walk back to your home or car safely at night; to add to your Batman or Batwoman ensemble.
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Researchers Ted Norris and Zhaohui Zhong believe that the possibility is growing very near. They recently found a new way to sense light using two layers of graphene. Graphene is a thin, mostly transparent, sheet of pure carbon with 2-dimensional properties. It is light weight and very strong.
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FLIR’s Free Webinar To Separate Fact From Fiction About Thermal Night Vision

PST. There is no cost and the webinar is open to the public. Entitled Your Night Vision Cant Do This,thispresentationwill cover the basics of thermal imaging, its advantages and limitations, and the benefits ofthermal night vision over optical I2 night vision systems. The host of the webinar will be Angelo Brewer, Sales & Distribution Manager for FLIRs Personal Vision Systems Division. He willshowcaseFLIRs Scout handheld imagers and ThermoSight R-Series rifle scopes, and show side-by-side examples of what the unaided eye sees compared to I2and thermalimagers. The webinar willconclude with an informal Q&A session. Participants can register at any time at www.flir.com/thermalnightvision .
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