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The Contact Lens Of The Future
2011-11-22 09:40:51

Contact lenses have been around for decades, correcting vision problems and giving cosmetic or therapeutic aid, but what about using them as a mini-monitor to project text messages or short emails right in front of your eye? Sound like science fiction? Well, according to US researchers at Washington University, the idea of wearing computerized contact lenses is very close to reality. The futuristic technology has taken a step closer with the development of a prototype lens that could...

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2011-10-03 09:49:20

Advanced, life-saving capabilities become a simple add-on to handheld technology you already use In a feat of technology tweaking that would rival MacGyver, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis has transformed everyday iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices. With materials that cost about as much as a typical app, the decked-out smartphones are able to use their heightened senses to perform detailed microscopy and spectroscopy. The...

2011-03-29 19:48:15

Superlenses earned their superlative by being able to capture the "evanescent" light waves that blossom close to an illuminated surface and never travel far enough to be "seen" by a conventional lens. Superlenses hold enormous potential in a range of applications, depending upon the form of light they capture, but their use has been limited because most have been made from elaborate artificial constructs known as metamaterials. The unique optical properties of metamaterials, which include the...

2011-03-29 10:06:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance Corporation (Oxford), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, today announced that it closed a $5 million round of debt financing for SynergEyes, Inc. The transaction includes a $2.5 million senior secured term loan and a $2.5 million revolving line of credit. These funds will be used to support the company's marketing and manufacturing growth as it launches its second generation silicone hydrogel hybrid contact lens, Duette(TM)....

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2011-03-22 06:25:00

By Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University Engineers at Ohio State University have invented a lens that enables microscopic objects to be seen from nine different angles at once to create a 3D image. Other 3D microscopes use multiple lenses or cameras that move around an object; the new lens is the first single, stationary lens to create microscopic 3D images by itself. Allen Yi, associate professor of integrated systems engineering at Ohio State, and postdoctoral researcher Lei Li described...

2011-03-18 07:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PixelOptics, the world's first electronic focusing eyeglass company, today announced it has commitments from nine leading optical laboratories to support the first of multiple regional launches for emPower! beginning in May 2011. U.S. Optical, Robertson Optical, Luzerne Optical, Pech Optical, Milroy Optical and Southern Optical have all signed agreements to manufacture and distribute emPower! electronic eyeglasses beginning with the Southeast...

2011-03-15 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the availability of enhancements to its CODE V® optical design and analysis software. CODE V 10.3 delivers new design and analysis capabilities that enable optical designers to more easily take advantage of the unique image quality and cost benefits that aspheres offer....

2011-02-15 05:30:00

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2010 on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 after the market close. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss the Company's fourth quarter results and recent corporate developments. The dial-in number for the conference call is...

2011-01-17 22:22:55

Tiny camera with adjustable zoom could aid endoscopic imaging, robotics, night vision Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye. The "eyeball camera" has a 3.5x optical zoom, takes sharp images, is inexpensive to make and is only the size of a nickel. (A higher zoom is possible with the technology.)...

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2010-12-22 11:08:10

The lens is what matters: if lens arrays could be made of glass, it would be possible to make more conveniently sized projectors. Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a process that allows this key component to be mass produced with extreme accuracy. Projectors are getting smaller and smaller. Now that pictures are available in digital format almost everywhere, we need projectors to beam giant photos and films onto walls. Projectors contain lenses that spread the light from the pixelated...


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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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