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Thin to win: Smartphone lens a thousand times thinner

October 9, 2019

The new wave of smartphones to hit the market all come with incredible cameras that produce brilliant photos.…
DTU Innovators develop the world’s thinnest eyeglasses

October 4, 2019

ThinLens is developing technology to make super light-weight prescription lenses. The project will use laser printing to incorporate…
Stanford engineers are testing a pair of smart glasses that can automatically focus on whatever you’re looking at. Image credit: Robert Konrad/Stanford University
Stanford develops ‘autofocals’ – glasses that track your eyes to focus on what you see

July 2, 2019

By using eye-tracking technology to automatically control a pair of autofocus lenses, engineers have created a prototype for…
Rice team designs lens-free fluorescent microscope

March 7, 2018

Lenses are no longer necessary for some microscopes, according to Rice University engineers developing FlatScope, a thin fluorescent microscope whose…
Researchers combine metalens with an artificial muscle

March 2, 2018

Inspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have…
Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

February 14, 2018

For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that…
Researchers discover process of creating ‘tempered optical lenses’ underwater

December 11, 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was part of a team, led by the Department…
The nanostructured cloak of invisibility

October 21, 2016

Most lenses, objectives, eyeglass lenses, and lasers come with an anti-reflective coating. Unfortunately, this coating works optimally only…
Portable Lenses For All Devices

May 24, 2016

BLIPS is a portable lenses which turn your devices into digital microscopes. It allows to explore the micro-world and can…
New lens ready for its close-up

February 16, 2016

Imagine digital cameras or smartphones without the bulky lenses or eyeglasses with lenses that are paper thin. Researchers…
Color My World: Innovative Glasses Allow Colorblind to See What They’ve Been Missing

November 19, 2015

I had to see for myself why some users have called them “happy glasses”—through them, everything looks more…
Minuscule, flexible compound lenses magnify large fields of view

November 4, 2015

Drawing inspiration from an insect’s multi-faceted eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created miniature lenses with vast range…
4K UHD Interchangeable Lens Camera

August 14, 2015

E1 is the smallest 4K ultra-high definition camera with an interchangeable lens system. It  is Wi-Fi 802.11N, Bluetooth…
Scientists Get Closer to Creating the “Perfect Lens” with Metamaterials

July 20, 2015

For the past 15 years, scientists have been working towards creating a lens that would give people the…
Researchers Develop Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses That Work Like Insect Eyes

May 14, 2015

The compound eyes found in insects and some sea creatures are marvels of evolution. There, thousands of lenses…
IdealTap takes $25,000 prize in 2015 Discovery Competition

May 12, 2015

IdealTap, a medical device that would make spinal taps easier and more efficient for the patient and physician,…
Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

May 8, 2015

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new “whispering gallery” effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene — making…
New type of X-ray lens: Lamellar lens prototype has been successfully tested

October 7, 2014

A lamellar lens prototype has been successfully tested at DESY Researchers have taken an important step towards developing…
Bake your own droplet lens

April 28, 2014

This photo shows a set of droplet lenses on a microscope coverslip held up by ANU researcher Steve…
Google files patent for embedded camera based Smart Contact Lenses

April 18, 2014

Earlier in January this year Google had unveiled its new project a smart contact lens, which according to the search giant…
Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur

April 18, 2014

A University of Arizona-led research team has discovered a simple process for making a new lightweight plastic from…
New imaging system can help diagnose disease, monitor hazardous substances

October 3, 2013

To meet demands for ever smaller imaging systems, researchers are working to create entirely unconventional ways of focusing…
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