Night vision goggles have been around for decades, but now the technology is getting so cheap and miniaturized, it might soon be readily available in more useful places than ever.
Those cool dudes at DARPA have done it again, creating a 4-ounce battery and electronics pack connected to eyeglasses fitted with a cheap, thin film derived from OLED television screens. Imagine that, donning the opposite of sunglasses so you can see in the dark.
That super-thin film is just a few microns thick, and it converts infrared light to the visible spectrum. Within just 18 months, this spectacular tech will be ready to install in cellphone cameras and car windshields. The future looks bright, even when it's pitch black dark.
Via Popular Science