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New Technology Could Lead to Camera Based on Human Eye
August 6, 2008
Digital cameras have transformed the world of photography. Now, new technology inspired by the human eye could push the photographic image farther forward by producing improved images with a wider field of view. Northwestern University and University of Illinois researchers have figured out an effective way to transfer electronics from a flat surface to a curved one. Like the human eye, the curved surface can then act as the focal plane array of a camera.
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