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Scientists make 'bug-eye' camera

Posted on Monday, 6 May, 2013 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A sophisticated camera built to function the same as an insect's compound eye has been developed.

With 180 lenses, the insect-inspired prototype device is capable of providing an impressive depth of field and a wide-angle view. Created by a team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the camera could one day be used in endoscopic equipment or surveillance systems.

"The compound design of the fly's eye incorporates perhaps 28,000 small eyes, or ommatidia," said Dr Jianliang Xiao. "That's the direction we want to move in."

"A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye is reported in the journal Nature this week."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 2 May, 2013, 18:41
No examples of how the pictures appear. That bites.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 6 May, 2013, 17:45
more government ways to spy on the people without them even knowing.LOL I'm not kidding though.anyway i see no point in creating these little gadgets unless for some reason and purposes by you know who and etc!!!
Comment icon #3 Posted by YukiEsmaElite0 on 6 May, 2013, 18:49
That seems more like an interesting toy for kids (And me!)! It would be a good tool to send to spy on other countries. No, wait, I'm against that! Forget i said anything!!!! XD
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin on 6 May, 2013, 18:50
more government ways to spy on the people without them even knowing.LOL I'm not kidding though.anyway i see no point in creating these little gadgets unless for some reason and purposes by you know who and etc!!! New technology is developed all the time. Whether for medical or military, I would rather have better imaging for a medical technique or a military surveilance/ strike. Want to make sure we get the true "cancer cells" ya know.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Collateral Damage on 6 May, 2013, 19:24
Of course, a phenomenal piece of equipment for spying.
Comment icon #6 Posted by bigjonalien on 6 May, 2013, 22:57
This is old technology!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sundew on 7 May, 2013, 13:01
Great, now instead of DEET we'll have to use small EMP devices to keep the "bugs" at bay.


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