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Military Night Vision Research Could Result In Goggle Comfort

Despite branching out into mainstream uses these days, night vision technology is still primarily associated with the military. In fact, it’s a necessary tool for any soldier to have. When many operations take place at night in unfamiliar locations, it’s essential to be able to have a clear picture of your environment. While night vision is truly an extraordinary invention, the equipment itself still leaves room for improvement, especially for military use. The biggest issue with conventional night vision goggles currently is how big and…

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New Fighter Pilot Helmet Incorporates Regular And Night Vision Views Of Surrounding Environment

If you’re a fighter pilot in the military, your comfort and safety levels depend on the kind of equipment you’re surrounded by. Any potential technological advancement could be an essential advantage in combat. And when you’re up high in the air, flying through uncertain enemy areas, these kinds of advantages could mean the difference between life and death. That’s why the new F-35 military jets are such a revolution. What looks like just another standard jet plane from the exterior has so much more going…

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Seattle Store Nube Turns Off The Lights For Halloween Shopping Experience

With October rapidly coming to a close and Halloween looming, it’s time to get spooky (if you haven’t been doing that all month long already, that is). And while there’s no shortage of haunted house attractions or scary shows to go see, a retail store in Seattle is offering up something a little different for residents in the area. Their Halloween gimmick is to turn off all the lights and let customers shop in the dark. Sure, shopping experiences can be frightening at the best…

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The History of Night Vision

The technology to see in the dark has been around for almost 90 years now, and without it, so many people like police officers and soldiers, would be at a huge disadvantage. But how did it come to be in the first place? In the mid-1930s in Germany, the very first practical night vision devices were invented. German tanks and infantry in the Second World War used them, and soon after, the U.S. Military’s scientists developed their own version of the technology. That was first…

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Night Vision Enabled Riley Robot Keeps Your Home Safe

Night vision technology is gradually finding it’s way into more and more products made for the general public. While it has always been employed for mainly military, police or hunting uses, it’s no longer hard to find everyday devices that utilize night vision in some manner. One area that is perfectly suited for night vision is home security and some intrepid inventors are beginning to integrate that into newer systems. A new night vision enabled robot recently launched in the U.S. from iPatrol Inc. that is…

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The Striker II Helmet Revolutionizes Night Vision For Fighter Pilots

Hands down, the most prominent application for night vision technology is in the military. And within the military, the position that may get the most use out of it is the fighter pilot. Because piloting a jet at night isn’t just like driving a car – you can’t just illuminate the path ahead with a couple of headlights. Therefore, night vision technology is installed into a pilot’s helmet, so that it can be accessed immediately when necessary. The downside to this, however, is that it…

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New Smartphone Comes With Night Vision Capability

For all the amazing things your average smartphone can do, they come up pretty short when you try to take a photo in the dark. But, the latest phone from Lumigon, the Lumigon T3, is the first of its kind that comes with a night vision camera built right in. The T3 actually comes with three cameras, the most impressive one is the 4 megapixel night vision camera with a thickness of 7.99mm, which the Danish company announced early last week. The little camera is able…

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Ford Is Developing Self-Driving, Night Vision Cars

Ford’s latest fleet of Fusion Hybrids, otherwise known as the Mondeo, is built with some very interesting and groundbreaking technology. Currently being tested at Ford’s Arizona Proving Ground, the new cars are being developed to drive themselves and in complete darkness, reports Car Magazine. Using a Lidar (light detection and ranging) system that can recognize nearby cars, people, or anything else through lasers and sensors, the Fusion Hybrid model can create an image of any object without the need of light. In essence, it’s night…

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Night Vision Technology Helps U.S. Antarctic Program

Night Vision Technology Helps U.S. Antarctic Mission

Last month, the Airlift Support for the U.S. Antarctic Program ended, and the challenges of this past season, including landing on a runway made of ice, were faced with a little extra help from night vision goggles and night vision technology. Managed by the National Science Foundation, the flights to Joint Base Lewis-McChord were part of Operation Deep Freeze, and they’re some of the military’s most treacherous peacetime missions. The Antarctic Program, which manages three research stations in the southernmost continent, is supported by two Wings:…

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Michigan Night Vision Helicopter Helps Save Young Man

Michigan State Police (MPS) were able to save a young man’s life thanks to the night vision camera the MSP helicopters are equipped with. MSP Lieutenant Mike Shaw stated that they received information “from this individual’s either loved one or their mom that he may have been suicidal.” When the Detroit police lost track of the 25 year old man, Michigan State troopers used night vision cameras inside their “Trooper Two” chopper to track the driver. The driver was driving erratically, running traffic signs, intersections, and…

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