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Nanotechnology discovery could lead to low-power night vision | Engadget

Nanotechnology discovery could lead to low-power night vision | Engadget

Night vision technology is essential on the modern battlefield but is not without its shortcomings. Conventional night vision goggles (NVGs) have been compared to looking “through toilet paper tubes” on account of their drastically diminished peripheral view. Even the top-of-the-line L-3 Ground Panoramic NGVs — the ones used by US special forces during the Osama bin Laden raid — are heavy, cumbersome and require an external power source. However, a breakthrough discovery out of the Australian National University could give us NGVs that are no thicker than a pair of normal sunglasses.

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