Time to get those night-vision contacts

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    Time to get those night-vision contacts

    Kinda cool, wonder how much these are going to end up costing. Might get me a pair.
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    Blink powered? I'd love to see how that works.

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    The Night-Vision Contacts (NVC) uses a three-layered technology very similar to plasma screen televisions that allows for their thin design. To achieve the necessary electric charge to carry out the amplification of light a thin layer of neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) gel is applied to the outer eyelid. NdFeB is the strongest rare earth magnet that exists today and provides the magnetic field necessary to produce an electic charge on the surface of the contact lens. When a person blinks, the NdFeB layer charges the ferro-magnetic surface of the contact lens that is now excited with charged particles. Ambient light photons and some infrared light photons collide with the charged surface that sends charged particles into the thin plasma layer of the contact lens. These charged particles and light photons collide with electrons within the plasma layer. The electrons, in the collision, are forced to a higher atomic orbit. The electrons quickly return to their natural orbit and in doing so release ultra-violet light photons. The UV photons then pass into a phosphor screen and are converted into visible light.
    what happens when you walk into a bright room with them on?
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    Originally posted by major_small
    what happens when you walk into a bright room with them on?
    Don't blink
    I guess if they add a layer that stops too bright stuff to go through, problem solved.
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    I would like to note that we are looking at something for a design contest. It's a concept, far from being reality. Neat concept, though.

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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    Don't blink
    that'd be great... you walk into a bright room and try to keep your eyes wide open against the searing lights, then you close them for relief, and then you open them and it's much worse again >.<
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    Originally posted by major_small
    that'd be great... you walk into a bright room and try to keep your eyes wide open against the searing lights, then you close them for relief, and then you open them and it's much worse again >.<
    Well, then close them but don't open them. That way you won't get any light in. Bet you'll probably find something wrong with this solution as well.
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    Here is another thought:

    We need lenses that are see through! So that we can see even when we are asleep!
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    We need lenses that are see through! So that we can see even when we are asleep!
    There are some crazy products out there... just do a search for solar-powered flashlights if you think I'm kidding.
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    This one came up on Popular Science once....in one of their design challenges..

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    just do a search for solar-powered flashlights if you think I'm kidding
    Not saying you are but..
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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    Well, then close them but don't open them. That way you won't get any light in. Bet you'll probably find something wrong with this solution as well.
    how would you ever get them out? ;)
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    Originally posted by -=SoKrA=-
    Don't blink
    I guess if they add a layer that stops too bright stuff to go through, problem solved.
    ^

    You didn't pay attention in physics class right?
    You can't produce a blinding light with the energy of a blink. That's like powering a 2000W searchlight with a button cell battery.
    So there is no need for a pretective layer.

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    >>how would you ever get them out?
    You don't

    >>You didn't pay attention in physics class right?
    Not today, we had a Maths exam instead.
    I soupouse it makes sense. But the lights are going to be strong anyway, so it may even protect you from the external light sources.
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    Originally posted by major_small
    what happens when you walk into a bright room with them on?
    Silliness!

    When you turn the lights on, this technology enables the user to see through light clothes! Imagine the applications! Perverts everywhere are already willing to hand over their life savings for this thing.
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