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Has invisibility material been created?

Now you see it, now you don't? Researchers have developed a material that could make people or objects invisible to infrared night vision tools. The primary application would be military use.

ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter using satellites

Plastic waste in our oceans is a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

Apple patents tech to disable iPhone cameras at concerts

Apple has been awarded a patent for a technology that could automatically deactivate your iPhone's camera while at a concert or other public event. It would prevent people from inconveniencing others by taking photos and illegal recordings.

New generation of night vision goggles in development

Sydney - Infrared technology could lead to a step-change in the images formed via night vision goggles and cameras, according to research being carried out in Australia.

Essential Science: Graphene makes improved night vision tech

Graphene is the "wonder material" of our age, discovered just ten years ago. The scientific properties of the material are varied, from electronics to power systems. A new use applies to improved ways of penetrating the dark.

Jet-black leopards have spots that may save their species

Scientists at James Cook University in Australia have discovered a quick way to identify individual jet-black leopards. The rare black leopards are found on the Malay peninsula, and are endangered.

Hot spring bacteria use red light for growth

Scientists have long been puzzled how bacteria grow in the near darkness of hot springs. It transpires that the bacteria can harness small quantities of red light from the little sunlight that permeates the depths.

New compound cools down as it heats up

The headline may read a little odd, but the compound vanadium dioxide does indeed become cooler as heat is applied. This insight means that it could be used to disguise soldiers from infrared sensors.

Military may get new eyes, laser shows what things are made of

Good news is here for the military. A newly developed laser could help detect what objects are made up of and find hidden dangers.

Tiny infrared camera could give every soldier sight in the dark

A new 1280 x 720 night vision camera with five microns pixels has been developed by DARPA-funded DRS Technologies, Inc. The new camera is practical and could end up saving the government a lot of money.

Changes in walking speed offer clues about dementia

A new study suggests that changes in walking speed amongst the elderly population may provide clues about the onset of early stages of dementia, offering hope for a new method for the early detection of illnesses like Alzheimer's.
 

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A deer visualized through the latest night vision technology.
A deer visualized through the latest night vision technology.
Ezra H. Murray
Infrared image of possible albino elephant. Kaeng Krachan National Park  Thailand
Infrared image of possible albino elephant. Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
The Nation, Thailand
Malaysia s jet-black leopards really do have spots.
Malaysia's jet-black leopards really do have spots.
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This night-time infrared view of the Fort McMurray Wildfire in Alberta Canada was captured by the VI...
This night-time infrared view of the Fort McMurray Wildfire in Alberta Canada was captured by the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite on May 5, 2016 at 0956 UTC (5:56 a.m. EDT).
NASA/NOAA - William Straka III
This night-time infrared view of the Fort McMurray Wildfire in Alberta Canada was captured by the VI...
This night-time infrared view of the Fort McMurray Wildfire in Alberta Canada was captured by the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite on May 5, 2016 at 0956 UTC (5:56 a.m. EDT).
NASA/NOAA - William Straka III

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