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Old guys winking may actually be activating their telescope, not flirting
03-13-2015, 11:21 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Swiss put wink-activated telescopes in contacts

The new, 1.55 millimeter-thick contact lens contains an extremely thin, reflective telescope, which is activated by winks.

First released in 2013 and fine-tuned since then, the prototype was unveiled by Eric Tremblay from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in California on Friday.

The lenses come with smart glasses that respond to the wearer's winks -- but not blinks -- so that the user can switch almost effortlessly from normal to magnified vision and back.

The wearer winks with the right eye to activate the telescope, and with the left eye to deactivate it.

"We think these lenses hold a lot of promise for low vision and age-related macular degeneration," a vision disorder that affects older people, Tremblay said.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150216/swiss-sc...n-contacts

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03-13-2015, 11:34 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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lmao.gif omg. So the jokes we used to make about 'taking a pepper shaker and a pair of tweezers to grab it when it sneezes' can now be shortened to a 'right wink'. rofl.gif
03-14-2015, 12:10 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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03-14-2015, 03:09 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(03-13-2015, 11:34 PM)Shadow Wrote:  lmao.gif omg. So the jokes we used to make about 'taking a pepper shaker and a pair of tweezers to grab it when it sneezes' can now be shortened to a 'right wink'. rofl.gif

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03-15-2015, 07:03 PM #5
Coolchick Member
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OldGuys Winking would be a great name for a band.

Just Plain Nuts.
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03-15-2015, 07:20 PM #6
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(03-15-2015, 07:03 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  OldGuys Winking would be a great name for a band.

but they ended up with spice girls.
03-15-2015, 07:27 PM #7
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(03-15-2015, 07:20 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(03-15-2015, 07:03 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  OldGuys Winking would be a great name for a band.

but they ended up with spice girls.

yes...

that was some kinda shame. lol.

maybe they can be oldspice guys then.

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Just Plain Nuts.
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03-15-2015, 07:35 PM #8
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(03-15-2015, 07:27 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  
(03-15-2015, 07:20 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(03-15-2015, 07:03 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  OldGuys Winking would be a great name for a band.

but they ended up with spice girls.

yes...

that was some kinda shame. lol.

maybe they can be oldspice guys then.

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03-16-2015, 11:30 AM #9
Accidental Stoner Member
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(03-15-2015, 07:03 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  OldGuys Winking would be a great name for a band.

Hmmm...

Nah, I was thinking more like: 'The Alzheimers'.
03-16-2015, 08:40 PM #10
yankees skier
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İmage

Biere.
03-16-2015, 08:45 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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