Grain-size camera rivals conventional models

Researchers from Princeton University and the University of Washington created an ultra-compact camera, the size of a bigger grain of salt.

The camera can capture clear, full-color images comparable to conventional cameras that are 500,000 times larger in size.

Furthermore, the camera can be produced like a computer chip. So, much less material and energy is needed, resulting in huge savings and environmental benefits.

The applications are almost endless. Doctors and health workers could use micro-cameras to diagnose and treat diseases.

Further in the future, tiny cameras could help restore vision for blind patients. And ultimately, one day, we might all have Superman-like zoom and x-ray vision thanks to micro-camera implants that are infinitely better than our own eyes.

Would you want Superman’s vision? How would you use it? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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