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.
A team of biohackers from California successfully induced a temporary sense of night vision by injecting a simple chemical cocktail directly onto the eye. Incredibly, it allowed them to see over 160 feet in the dark for a brief period of time.
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.
It may seem like the stuff from spy and superhero movies but scientists have created "the first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum" which, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, can be made so thin that it can be easily stacked on night vision contact lenses.
It sounds like something from a spy thriller movie: putting on contact lenses that give you infrared vision without the need for a bulky contraption that covers your face. But now, thanks to research at the University of Michigan, such a contact lens is a real possibility.
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…
In today's comments, we contemplated what made the number 1729 so special (a lot!), rooted for our favorite anti-heroes, and speculated on just what it was that gives cats their almost supernatural ability to see around corners.
You've never seen Europe like this. For the full effect, you want to watch this one in full screen, HD, rocking some nice headphones if you can swing it. Oh, and turn off the lights.
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…
A three-year-old video in which a young Chinese boy appears to demonstrate night vision is making the rounds once again, with news sources wondering if the boy really has mutant night vision or freaky alien powers. Yeah...this shouldn't take long.
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.