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Astronomers using supernovae to measure distant objects

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 21:17

Supernovae or exploding stars observed by NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope are providing astronomers a powerful tool to determine the strength of naturally-occurring `cosmic lenses`.

Waste sulphur to produce cheap infra-red devices

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 16:45

In a major breakthrough, scientists have found that waste sulphur can be transformed into cheap plastic lenses for infra-red devices, including night-vision goggles.

Soon, contact lenses with night vision

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 21:32

Contact lenses with night vision could soon be available for all - thanks to a new development by researchers in the US using graphene lenses to sense "the full infrared spectrum" plus visible and ultraviolet light.

New electronic circuit for smart contact lenses

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 17:30

Scientists have developed an ultra-flexible electronic circuit that is tiny and thin enough to fit on the surface of a contact lens.

New `smart contact lenses` double up as personal physicians on move

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 14:48

Scientists have developed an ultra-flexible and transparent electronic circuit that could be used in the production of smart contact lenses.

Coming soon, smart contact lenses to give you superhuman vision!

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 19:54

A latest eyewear system made with a combination of glasses and contact lenses could reportedly allow the wearer to have superhuman vision by focusing on finer details of objects that are otherwise not visible to natural eye .

Now, contact lenses that float virtual screens in front of your eyes

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 17:45

A startup company has developed a high-tech contact lens which floats virtual screens filled with information in front of the wearer`s eyes.

Sand grains help make complex lenses: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 22:40

Spider-Man fan? Then you surely remember the transformation of Flint Marko, an escaped convict, into shape-shifting sand in the third Spider-Man outing.

Sony launches mirrorless cameras alpha7, alpha7R; price starts at Rs 94,990

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 19:15

Technology giant Sony Tuesday launched new high-end mirrorless cameras priced Rs 94,990 onwards and lenses starting Rs 24,490, aimed at professional photographers and enthusiasts.

Now, telescopic contact lenses that allow users to zoom in and out

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 11:13

A new type of contact lenses has been developed, which, when paired with special spectacles, bestow telescopic vision on the wearer.

Astronomers seeking public`s help to find `space warps`

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 14:18

Astronomers are asking members of the public to help them search for "space warps."

Now, LCD embedded contact lenses that can display text messages

Last Updated: Saturday, December 08, 2012, 12:09

Researchers have developed new technology that will allow information, like text messages from a mobile phone, to be projected onto a contact lens worn in the human eye.