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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Fri May 23, 2008 6:45 pm
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Post Controls of space vehicles and space stations etc.   Posted on: Fri May 23, 2008 6:45 pm
A technology known from the movie "Terminator" or even - to some degree at least - from Star Trek Deep Space Nine seems to be going to become reality according to an article in the german journal Wirtschaftswoche, edition 31rst of March 2008.

Scientists around Babak Parviz at the University of Washington have developed an eye lense by which people might be able to zoom in onto distant objects and analyse them. The team successfully has integrated circuits and diodes into an eye lense via nantechnology. This way that ey lense has been turned into a display.

The parts and elements are that small that the human eye does have no problems with it and that they have no impacts on viewing.

The next step will be a very small solar cell to provide energy. Via radio eqipment or functions might be controlled.



To me this sounds very interesting. One group of people the article explictly lists as users of such eye lenses is pilots. So it might be that commanders of space vehicles and space stations might be freed from having to sit before a display and to not change place - they might be able to control their vehicles/stations from some distance also instead.



What about it? Which improvements and enhancements might be possible?



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Post    Posted on: Sat May 24, 2008 6:33 am
This can have many applications. I can see this technology being integrated in a space suit where an astronaut can contol several robotic devices to do work.

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Post    Posted on: Sat May 31, 2008 3:09 pm
I knew the Iris Cam (Artemis Fowl) would be invented some day.

Can't they make it pick up energy from the eye (Heat, faint electrical) instead?


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