Lens-free, pinpoint-sized camera adds eyes to any device

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Camera’s grating that sits atop a sensor shown next to a coin for comparison.

Senior research scientist Patrick Gill, from the technology licensing company Rambus, took a photograph of a famous artwork with a lens-free camera that is smaller than a pencil point. Unlike traditional cameras that require lenses, the tiny camera could find a use in security systems, toys, and any other object that is too small for current camera technology.


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