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Lens-based Display Breakthrough

"Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes!" Contact lenses with circuits, lights a possible platform for superhuman vision is a report out of the University of Washington about a breakthrough in creating "flexible, biologically safe" contact lenses with integrated electronic circuitry (thanks Mike Martinez) and Kotaku). This is all preliminary at this point; they've created a prototype lens with a circuit and a non-lighting LED (which has only been tested for 20 minute stretches on rabbits), but they describe a wide range of practical applications for a working lens-based display, and quote the devices creator as saying that while a full-fledged display is a ways off, a basic display with a few pixels could be created "fairly quickly." The article addresses concerns about the circuitry blocking the users vision, and describes the technique used to integrate the toxic materials involved in electronics manufacture with the fragile biocompatible lens material as "self-assembly," a microfabrication technique that uses capillary action. In other cool display news, Hitachi Does Microsoft Surface Without the Table (thanks Mike Martinez and Slashdot) offers a video of a touch screen table display facilitated by a projector.

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15. Gentlemen... Jan 18, 2008, 17:42 frag.machine
 
"...We can rebuild him. We have the technology..."
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14. Re: No subject Jan 18, 2008, 10:05 Warhawk
 
Tim: Follow. But. Follow only if ye be men of valour, for the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel that no man yet has fought with it and lived. Bones of full fifty men lie strewn about its lair. So, brave knights, if you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth.

So is this what made the Killer Rabbit so deadly?


Now these points of data make a beautiful line
And were out of beta, were releasing on time
So Im GLaD I got burned, think of all the things we learned
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13. No subject Jan 18, 2008, 09:44 dryden555
 
Years and years away and the unfortunately the military will get the tech first to blow people and stuff up.

 
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12. Re: No subject Jan 18, 2008, 06:42 CommunistHamster
 
Yay, now I don't need to have my eyes removed and replaced with costly bionic eyes!

Augmented reality and zoom vision here we come!

 
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11. No subject Jan 18, 2008, 03:55 Optimaximal
 
In other cool display news, Hitachi Does Microsoft Surface Without the Table (thanks Mike Martinez and Slashdot) offers a video of a touch screen table display facilitated by a projector.
Didn't that guy who did all those experiments with the Wii-mote achieve the exact same thing?

 
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10. Re: No subject Jan 18, 2008, 01:54 Some Dude
 
Rabbits with a HUD. Great. Next they'll sign a mutual defense treaty with the robots that feed off slugs.

I, for one, welcome our new Robot/Rabbit overlords.

 
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9. No subject Jan 18, 2008, 01:36 Cabezone
 
HUD for soldiers showing ammo counts and ranges are the next step.  
"Pants! Pants! Pants!"
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8. Re: No subject Jan 17, 2008, 23:04 Kosumo
 
After further research I discover that mankind is giving this to the rabbits in return for the "rabbit ear" tech they gave us for our old TV systems.

 
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7. Re: No subject Jan 17, 2008, 22:59  Blue 
 
Hey Blue, you pick up the Ultimate Edition yet?

Not yet.

I just do eyes.
 
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6. Re: No subject Jan 17, 2008, 22:02 nin
 
Hey Blue, you pick up the Ultimate Edition yet? I'm planning on getting it at the end of the month.

I can't find the 5 disc version anywhere locally. Guess I'm going to have to order it through amazon...

It looks like you can find the 4 disc version (the one w/o the work print version) just about anywhere for $25, which is a steal.



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5. Re: Hmm.... Jan 17, 2008, 21:50 Tony!!!
 
Dang, somebody already beat me on calling out the Blade Runner quote.  
-Tony!!!;)
my 360 user name is Robo Pop
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4. Hmm.... Jan 17, 2008, 20:45 Jim
 
...tiny screens in my eyeballs? No thanks. Let me know when they start putting in effective light pollution filters so I can see the whirlpool galaxy naked eye, then we're talking.


 
Jim
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3. Re: amm? Jan 17, 2008, 19:54 SkavenUK
 
Making my pron even more realistic!!!

 
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2. No subject Jan 17, 2008, 19:44 the_culture
 
"Chew, if only you could see what I've seen with your eyes!"

BLADE RUNNER!

Hey Blue, you pick up the Ultimate Edition yet? I'm planning on getting it at the end of the month.

 
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1. amm? Jan 17, 2008, 19:36 Kosumo
 
Is there real that big of a market for this, and how are the rabbits gonna pay for it?

 
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