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Welcome to the Future: 13 Laboratory Inventions

Welcome to the Future: 13 Laboratory Inventions
By , Stéphane Gautier
Contact lenses that enhance reality

So you want to read your emails while walking with your hands in your pockets? Or maybe you’ve dreamed of being guided to your destination without having to consult a map? While these ideas may not be ready for the general public, a team of researchers at the University of Washington, lead by Professor Babak Parviz, are working on creating the first reality-enhancing contact lenses. The principle difficulties seem to be constructing contacts that are supple enough to wear, and still functional while also integrating an electronic circuit and a light source.

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