Franky So, a scientist at the University of Florida, has developed new night vision technology. The technology borrows some technology we are familiar with from the notebook computer industry. He uses LEDs and a new thin, flexible film he developed to convert infrared light into visible images for the wearer.
The design that So has developed would weigh under a quarter of a pound and the proof of concept design is only a single square centimeter. So claims that a full-scale device would weigh as little as 10 grams though and be only microns thick. The new design could be applied to eyeglasses, cell phones, and windshields in cars eventually.
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