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Animal-inspired artificial eyes see through the dark


March 14, 2016

arrays of minuscule crystal cups on eye's surface University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers combined features from lobsters and elephantnosed fishes to create artificial eyes that can see in the dark. Two optical tricks from nature to collect more light enhanced the false eyes' imaging sensitivity by a factor of four -- enough to discern recognizable pictures out of absolute darkness. Full Story

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