A New Material Graphene Could be Used in Lenses to See in the Dark

By: Allen Taylor - Mar 19, 2014
References: umich.edu & dezeen
A new miracle material called graphene could be used to develop night-vision contact lenses. Graphene has been used to develop infrared sensors that if inserted into contact lenses would allow the wearer to see in the dark.

The graphene material is made form a single later of carbon atoms. Engineers at the University of Michigan have used the material to create sensors that can detect the full spectrum of light. Common infrared sensors require large cooling devices to prevent overheating but the graphene sensors do not require cooling so the sensors can be produced at a much smaller scale than ever before. The new wonder material has a range of applications, night vision being one of the most ingenious yet.