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June 28, 2011

No Flippin' Way: SEALs Who Capped UBL May Have Been Fitted With... I Can't Believe I'm About To Write This... Night Vision Contact Lenses?!?!

For the record, no, I do not buy this.

But I also have to post it, don't I?

There is no way this could be a light-amplification technology. You'd need a battery, and you couldn't fit a battery into a lens, obviously, The only way to power such tech would be some kind of bio-energetic power, who knows, consuming the body's own sugar/ATP to power the system (far-fetched) or broadcast power (also far-fetched).

But even assuming you could power the thing, you'd have, by physical necessity, a great deal of heat as a waste product, and no one wants Hot Eyeballs Syndrome. You can't use the cornea as your heat sink.

There is some possibility that some kind of lens could force the eye open, or irritate/stimulate the eye with a protein to cause the iris to open wider than normal and hence pull in more visible light than typically possible, I guess.

I guess that's possible. (Possible and eye doctors do it to you every visit. But if your eye were doped to be hyper-sensitive to low light levels, aren't you in danger of being blinded/light-dazed by your own gun flashes?)

But I don't buy this "Night Vision Lens" stuff.

Still, gotta link it.

Thanks to JonathanE.

Powered by Blinking? So, here's the power-source work-around, it's claimed. A "rare earth metal" in gel form is applied to the eyelid, which creates a magnetic field, and the lens in the eye is presumably magnetized, and then the natural blinking of the eyelid disturbs that magnetic field, which in turn drives electrons (I suppose) and anything that drives electrons is a potential power source.

Eh... sure, I guess.

I like this more for a movie than real life.



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