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Camera gives bug’s perspective

Posted: May 5, 2013 at 2:13 a.m.

An insect’s compound eye is an engineering marvel: high resolution, wide field of view and incredible sensitivity to motion, all in a compact package. Now, a new digital camera provides the best-ever imitation of a bug’s vision, using new optical materials and techniques. This technology is being eyed as someday giving patrolling surveillance drones the same exquisite vision as a dragonfly on the hunt.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 05/05/2013

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