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The first telescopic contact lens

By Maja Bosanac
2 July 2013

opex-telescopic-lens-1Researchers at the Jacobs School of Engineering and the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) developed the first telescopic contact lens which can enhance our vision by zooming three times. This 1.17mm thick lens has been created to aid the vision of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which damages the high-resolution center of the… »

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Small LED projector projects sharp images on uneven surfaces

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 May 2012

fraunhofer-mini-LED-projector-1.jpgIn order to compensate for usually small display size on digital cameras and smartphones, many companies and research groups focused on development of small projectors that could be used alongside these devices to project larger images on nearby surfaces. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Fraunhofer IOF) in Jena, developed… »


Candle soot used to create superamphiphobic glass nanostructures

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 December 2011

superamphiphobic-sponge-like-silicaAlthough we already wrote about many materials that could serve as liquid repellant surfaces, the one developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and the Technical University Darmstadt stands out by being superamphiphobic. They used candle soot to produce a fluorinated silicon coated silica nanostructure which is capable to… »


Researchers develop better instant color-change lenses

By Damir Beciri
16 July 2011

sotzing-instant-color-change-lensesA team of researchers from University of Connecticut (UConn) perfected a method for creating quick-changing, variable colors in films and displays. They managed to make them less expensive and less wasteful to manufacture compared to any previous method. The technology could be used for displays, solar cells, OLEDs, transistors, vanity glasses, or glasses used by… »