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Contact Lenses With Circuits, Lights a Possible Platform for Superhuman Vision
January 17, 2008
Achieving superhuman vision, like the Bionic Woman's, could be as easy as popping in a contact lens. University of Washington engineers have for the first time, combined a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights.
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