Graphene could make it possible to build ultra-thin, flexible thermal sensors for built-in night vision technology — just like that lethal alien in the Predator franchise.
In the dark, soldiers have two options if they’re to see: night vision or thermal imaging. Both have their advantages and disadvantages—but now, BAE’s new goggles mean there’s no need to choose.
When I called up the Columbia scientist whose mouse experiments inspired two biohackers to squirt chemicals in their eyes to induce “night vision,” I expected, at best, cautious optimism. I did not expect him to tell me that, oh yeah, once, in his younger days, he hooked himself up to an IV and tried it, too.
Once the original iPhone was opened up to third-party apps, it added an incredible amount of additional functionality to the device. But apps can only do so much, sometimes you also need to expand a smartphone's hardware too. So like with the FLIR case that gave the iPhone Predator-like heat vision, the NVC promises…
When Seal Team Six kicked in the front door of Al Qaeda's top brass back in 2011, you can be sure they didn't spend any time looking for a light switch. Not when they had these cutting-edge, panoramic night vision goggles in front of their faces.
The dark green and black images typically produced by a night vision camera have become synonymous with the technology—to the point where it's even used in movies any time covert surveillance is implied. But a Japanese company called Komamura has developed a new kind of night vision camera that captures full color…
If you've tried any of the countless smartphone apps that promise to turn your phone's camera into night vision goggles, you already know they're all snake oil. If you really want your device to see in the dark, you need a more sensitive sensor and a healthy blast of invisible infrared light, which the Snooperscope…
When you're creeping outside someone's bedroom at night trying to get shots of them sleeping, the last thing you need to deal with is a bulky pair of night vision goggles. So stalkers of the world rejoice; JTT has designed what looks like the smallest night vision camera ever that lets you stay as inconspicuous as…
Night vision is cool. It's also incredibly useful, too, which is why the US military is funding a project that will make it cheap enough to feature on your phone.
Right: Tactical Solutions' Nightstalker II night vision lens attached to a Nikon D700. It's used by some US military photographers to take night action shots like the one on the left. It also makes the camera look like an actual weapon.
As far as superpowers go, the ability to see in the dark isn't generally very high on peoples' lists. Suckas! It's awesome. And useful! The FLIR Scout TS-Series gives you those superpowers, Mr. Wayne.
Modern haunted houses don't feature rubber bats and bowls full of peeled grapes masquerading as eyeballs, they screw with your phobias and recreate nightmares. I thought that going through with a thermal cam would be less unnerving. Wrongo.
Even as an aging tech, night vision is still pretty awesome. But Wired's Noah Shachtman got a rare up-close look at the bleeding edge night vision tech that's in the field and being developed behind closed doors, like über-sensitive digital thermal overlays, maps, mugshots, and footage—all streamed to a single…
Night vision is one of those technologies we instinctively think is all high tech, but after 30-plus years, it's a bit rough around the edges. SA Photonics' new Hi-Res Night Vision System brings it back up to speed.
Cameras that can see in the dark are nothing special. But how much detail can you really get from that fuzzy, green, Buffalo Bill-o-vision? The Color Night Vision Camera, though, can reproduce red, blue, and green even through the pitch black darkness, using the magic of infrared.
There are just 26 days left for people to vote on whether the Night Vision concept watch should be put into production. I vote YES, if only because it's their easiest-reading yet. Don't believe me? Check it out:
The University of Florida—funded by DARPA—has found a film-thin material that will add inexpensive, lightweight night vision to everything, from gadgets to cameras to car windshields. The key was in the same technology that powers OLED displays.