Scientists create flexible, transparent circuit that can lay on top a contact lens

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researchers published a paper in Nature Communications describing an ultra-thin thin circuit that is small and flexible enough to wrap around a human hair or lay on top of a contact lens, opening up some interesting applications.

 

 

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Creating the Ultimate Small Storage Particle

Creating the Ultimate Small Storage Particle

When will we reach an endpoint? The answer (after the jump) will surprise you

“When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.” – Niels Bohr, recipient of the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics

I’ve had this ongoing notion that researchers will soon reach the point of creating the ultimate small storage particle. In discussing this with some nanotech friends, they felt we may reach an endpoint when we get to the size of the electron. So I decided to run with that assumption and calculate out how long it would take, based on Moore’s Law, to reach a point where we are storing information on electrons.

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Pressure-Sensing Contact Lenses To Monitor Glaucoma

Pressure-Sensing Contact Lenses To Monitor Glaucoma 

A new contact-lens prototype senses changes in pressure, which may one day provide continuous monitoring for patients with glaucoma.  Each lens (pictured) consists of a transparent polymer with tiny, opaque electrical circuits (gold).

A tiny electrical circuit built into contact lenses may provide 24-hour monitoring for glaucoma.  Currently, the only way for patients with glaucoma to keep tabs on the disease is to go to the doctor’s office. There, a clinician administers one of several tests to measure glaucoma’s main risk factor, intraocular pressure (IOP), and prescribes medication accordingly. But such visits normally occur two or three times a year, and there’s no take-home monitoring device for patients who may experience pressure spikes between visits.

 

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Chip Developed That Makes Internet 60 Times Faster

Chip Developed That Makes Internet 60 Times Faster 

Having been plagued with slow internet speeds literally all my adult life, the news that scientists from the University of Sydney have found a way to make the World Wide Web 60 times faster than current top speeds only makes me more than happy.

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