June 28, 2011

No Flippin' Way: SEALs Who Capped UBL May Have Been Fitted With... I Can't Believe I'm About To Write This... Night Vision Contact Lenses?!?!
— Ace

For the record, no, I do not buy this.

But I also have to post it, don't I?

There is no way this could be a light-amplification technology. You'd need a battery, and you couldn't fit a battery into a lens, obviously, The only way to power such tech would be some kind of bio-energetic power, who knows, consuming the body's own sugar/ATP to power the system (far-fetched) or broadcast power (also far-fetched).

But even assuming you could power the thing, you'd have, by physical necessity, a great deal of heat as a waste product, and no one wants Hot Eyeballs Syndrome. You can't use the cornea as your heat sink.

There is some possibility that some kind of lens could force the eye open, or irritate/stimulate the eye with a protein to cause the iris to open wider than normal and hence pull in more visible light than typically possible, I guess.

I guess that's possible. (Possible and eye doctors do it to you every visit. But if your eye were doped to be hyper-sensitive to low light levels, aren't you in danger of being blinded/light-dazed by your own gun flashes?)

But I don't buy this "Night Vision Lens" stuff.

Still, gotta link it.

Thanks to JonathanE.

Powered by Blinking? So, here's the power-source work-around, it's claimed. A "rare earth metal" in gel form is applied to the eyelid, which creates a magnetic field, and the lens in the eye is presumably magnetized, and then the natural blinking of the eyelid disturbs that magnetic field, which in turn drives electrons (I suppose) and anything that drives electrons is a potential power source.

Eh... sure, I guess.

I like this more for a movie than real life.


Posted by: Ace at 01:29 PM | Comments (201)
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1 They could be using discoveries made from fish and other sea crap that live at the bottom of the ocean to create these, negating the need for batteries. When I read about that, though, they were experimenting with eye drops as opposed to eye contacts. That being said, that was months ago, so who knows how the research changed the ends?

Posted by: SnowSoul at June 28, 2011 01:32 PM (+7e79)

2 Yawn...

Posted by: Superman at June 28, 2011 01:32 PM (HjxoE)

3 Saw this earlier, and yeah, its 100% bullsh@#.
But still, let the baddies THINK we have this technology. . .why not.

Posted by: looking closely at June 28, 2011 01:33 PM (KNy97)

4 I allowed the consensus to require only sighted soldiers in this operation of mine. Definitely my call...

Posted by: Barry "Gutsy Call" at June 28, 2011 01:33 PM (FcR7P)

5 Old news ace. Someone brought this up weeks ago. I don't believe it though.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 01:35 PM (M9Ie6)

6 Oh, sure, they used night-vision contact lenses. I mean, what else would you use when you're raiding a terrorist-laden compound with your 9mm Sig-Sauer pistols?

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at June 28, 2011 01:36 PM (M+lbD)

7

I know for a fact that this article is wrong.  Navy Seals are born with night vision eyes.

Glad I could clear that up.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at June 28, 2011 01:37 PM (jx2j9)

8 These rumored night vision contacts, however, are almost sci-fi material.
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"Almost"?

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 People have been speculating about this technology for almost a decade, so perhaps they exist in some hidden Area 51 lab.
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Yeah, perhaps they have access to lightsabers and phasers, too.
(That's why they shot OBL with a low-tech 9mm pistol).

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We already know that these guys have access to really advanced, completely unknown technology like their stealth transport helicopters.
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Completely unknown technology?
Like nobody has ever heard of "stealth" aircraft before?

Posted by: looking closely at June 28, 2011 01:37 PM (KNy97)

9 >>>There is no way this could be a light-amplification technology. You'd need a battery, and you couldn't fit a battery into a lens, obviously,...


Maybe they're solar powered.

Posted by: Dr Spank at June 28, 2011 01:37 PM (k0TKJ)

10 They were powered by kinetic energy.  Because this was a Kinetic Military Action.

Posted by: Maj. General Barack Obama at June 28, 2011 01:38 PM (QKKT0)

11 Propeller beanies maybe?

Posted by: Maj. General Barack Obama at June 28, 2011 01:38 PM (QKKT0)

12 And if you think this is amazing, wait 'til you hear about the high speed rail we're developing.

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 28, 2011 01:40 PM (XyoGP)

13

ace: But even assuming you could power the thing, you'd have, by physical necessity, a great deal of heat as a waste product, and no one wants Hot Eyeballs Syndrome.

Well, yes of course there will be waste heat. But why do you think this will harm the eye? All the waste heat would just either radiate into space (it is on the outside of the eye after all) or be absorbed by the eye and then diffused into the body.

Either way, unless these are extremely hot, I don't see waste heat being a problem.

Soldiers have night vision goggles next to their eyes all night at times, with batteries a thousand times bigger and hotter than what these "contact lens NVGs" would be, and they don't suffer any ill effect.

What do you think happens with a wrist watch?  Nobody worries about "Hot Wrist Syndrome".  Why?  The heat just radiates out, or is absorbed by the body with out problem.

So yes, technically, you are correct. In real world*...not so much a problem, I think.

*The hypothetical real world where contact NVG's actually hypothetically exist.

Posted by: ed at June 28, 2011 01:40 PM (Y2WVW)

14

The link at the link says that the lenses are powered by a rare earth magnetic gel applied to the eyelid. It provides the strongest magnetic field of any earth magnet and powers the contact lens through electromagnetic induction.

It seems pretty amazing.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 28, 2011 01:41 PM (GKQDR)

15 They are blink powered.

Posted by: steevy at June 28, 2011 01:41 PM (tw/bk)

16 They used to think our visible green targeting lasers could melt peoples' brains, so we let them think it.

Posted by: PBoilermaker at June 28, 2011 01:41 PM (jU2vI)

17 A real "Universal Soldier" is coming soon....

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 28, 2011 01:41 PM (1rHeD)

18 completely unknown technology Hell, we could paralyze them with fear of our magic by telling them we use soap.

Posted by: t-bird at June 28, 2011 01:41 PM (FcR7P)

19 A coworkers buddy was on the team. Next time I speak to him I will ask.

Unfortunately, he held a perimeter position but he did have the honor of scuddling the chopper. He also said the body was riddled. That is all he could say because they are keeping it sealed up tight.

Posted by: sTevo at June 28, 2011 01:42 PM (VMcEw)

20 So beware, terrorists. (heh heh)

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 28, 2011 01:42 PM (1rHeD)

21 <engineer>
You assume an electrical source of energy. Energy may very well be direct chemical to luminescence. Like a chem light; You believe in those right? Anyway, a chemical, hypersensitive to light in a particular wavelength, causes luminescence in another wavelength. The chemicals would have to be in a rigid matrix such that an image could be formed. And theoretically it could only operate so long before the chemicals were depleted.
</engineer>

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 01:42 PM (0q2P7)

22 15 They are blink powered.

Pelousi better not get these then, else the resulting power-overload will cause them to explode!

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at June 28, 2011 01:42 PM (c0A3e)

23 Maybe they're powered by love.

Posted by: Meghan McCain at June 28, 2011 01:42 PM (k0TKJ)

24 #14
I prefer to think that these lenses are powered by the "force" which is a mysterious life-related energy that surrounds and permeates all of us.

Posted by: Obi my Knobbi at June 28, 2011 01:43 PM (KNy97)

25 A fluorescent light uses a coating to absorb UV light and re-radiate it as visible light. Maybe these contain a material that absorbs IR light and re-radiates it as visible light.

Posted by: bergerbilder at June 28, 2011 01:43 PM (S1Ttj)

26 I want a set that lets you see though womens' locker room walls the caves where the Taliban hide out.

Posted by: The Toilet Hobo at June 28, 2011 01:44 PM (QKKT0)

27

By the way ace, you said "a great deal of heat as a waste product."

These NVGs do produce waste heat.  But much, much less than you are thinking.  They ain't like a hot lap top.  More like a wrist watch.  A hot lap top will scorch your balls.  Or at least kinda make 'em hot and sweaty.

A wrist watch?

Not so much.

Posted by: ed at June 28, 2011 01:44 PM (Y2WVW)

28 Kratos, Drats! i was going to mention Pelosi.

Posted by: willow at June 28, 2011 01:44 PM (h+qn8)

29 <engineer>
Yeah, what MikeTheMoose said.
</engineer>

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at June 28, 2011 01:44 PM (bjRNS)

30 There are lenses in development that will feed your bio data to your iPhone. real time .

Posted by: mbruce at June 28, 2011 01:45 PM (Fr8N6)

31 Perfectly possibly if you consider contacts that would, rather than work as normal night-vision goggles, merely filter infra-red light in such a manner so that its frequency would be closer to that of visible light.  Then all you need is something that emits infra-red light.

Posted by: MirroredFate at June 28, 2011 01:45 PM (OmR22)

32

Looking for me?

Posted by: Robocop at June 28, 2011 01:46 PM (QKKT0)

33 Seriously, the Terminator vision is not that far away.

Posted by: mbruce at June 28, 2011 01:46 PM (Fr8N6)

34 They just have the team cleric cast an infravision spell before the raid, and they're good to go.

Posted by: looking closely at June 28, 2011 01:46 PM (KNy97)

35 Then all you need is something that emits infra-red light.

Which is any substance in the universe that is warmer than about 4 degrees kelvin.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 01:47 PM (0q2P7)

36 Come with me if you want to see in the dark

Posted by: Terminator Optician at June 28, 2011 01:47 PM (ZUWaD)

37 not 'night vision'.  X-Ray vision.  There's a scientific difference, you know

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at June 28, 2011 01:47 PM (UqKQV)

38 Infra red light is invisible for a good reason. The waves are too long to be picked up by the eye's receptors. Infrared light "skips" over these receptors in its long waves. Now, to catch infrared light, you need much bigger receptors. I read something about this a long time ago but you're talking about eyes the size of teacups, basically.

Posted by: ace at June 28, 2011 01:48 PM (nj1bB)

39 Geez, and I thought the Superman x-ray glasses I always saw in the comic books would be really cool.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2011 01:48 PM (FQaVj)

40 >>> These NVGs do produce waste heat. But much, much less than you are thinking. And we are talking about an exceedingly sensitive part of the body, a thin film of protein which encases a liquid protein gel.

Posted by: ace at June 28, 2011 01:49 PM (nj1bB)

41 So we're all going to have Predator-Vision soon?  Awesome!

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at June 28, 2011 01:49 PM (c0A3e)

42 Look what they did to my eyes....

Posted by: Little Orphan Annie at June 28, 2011 01:49 PM (ZUWaD)

43 Artificial eyes are overrated. 

Posted by: Riddick at June 28, 2011 01:50 PM (c0A3e)

44 Now, to catch infrared light, you need much bigger receptors. I read something about this a long time ago but you're talking about eyes the size of teacups, basically.

I believe some insects can see IR, but I have been wrong before.

Posted by: fluffy, insect fodder at June 28, 2011 01:50 PM (SwkdU)

45 Totally OT but I have nothing of value to add to the science.

Why is it that when Fox News puts up a poll for, say, "Should Media Matters Lose it's Tax Exempt Status?" They only put up two options: Yes or No?

Where is the What the hell do you think? option?

Posted by: Clueless at June 28, 2011 01:51 PM (piMMO)

46 You can have night vision or you can just carry a big pair of headlights.

Posted by: Christina Hendrick at June 28, 2011 01:51 PM (QKKT0)

47 Now, to catch infrared light, you need much bigger receptors. I read something about this a long time ago but you're talking about eyes the size of teacups, basically.

Yet NVG optics detect near IR and are much smaller than teacups. Thats because they sacrifice resolution for wavelength, the other trade you can make other than size.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 01:51 PM (0q2P7)

48 Nobody wears contact lenses into battle. You're going to jump out of and reboard a chopper which is blowing grit everywhere? I call bullshit.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at June 28, 2011 01:52 PM (lGFXF)

49 I'm not buying this, but we do have such impressive technology that I can't understand why anyone fucks with us. The little bit I've read on the helicopters they used was crazy, and I'm sure there is even more 007 type stuff they won't advertise.

Posted by: UGAdawg at June 28, 2011 01:52 PM (/VjHB)

50

I believe some insects can see IR, but I have been wrong before.

IIRC, skeeters use infrared to find food.

Posted by: Cicero at June 28, 2011 01:52 PM (QKKT0)

51 I should have tossed the Teddy Roosevelt quote ( which is not obscure ) into this thread

T.R. had really poor vision and very thick glasses

Posted by: SantaRosaStan at June 28, 2011 01:54 PM (UqKQV)

52

Why the fuck is it so dark down here?

Posted by: Imam #12 at June 28, 2011 01:54 PM (QKKT0)

53 All I see are these damn pennies!

Posted by: Ted Kennedy at June 28, 2011 01:55 PM (ZUWaD)

54 And we are talking about an exceedingly sensitive part of the body, a thin film of protein which encases a liquid protein gel.

That gets blood by the bucketload in comparison to its size. I don't think overheating the eye (getting it hotter than 120F) would be very easy.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 01:55 PM (0q2P7)

55 Blink-powered, rare earth metal-based night-vision contact lenses. Sounds like something Dan Brown would put in one of his books

Posted by: john1v6 at June 28, 2011 01:55 PM (84hd+)

56 If you want a highly sensitive camera you can remove the filter for the photoreceptor. It is like a piece of cellophane.

The problem is getting it back together.

Posted by: sTevo at June 28, 2011 01:56 PM (VMcEw)

57 20 years ago I couldn't even have imagined the cell phone technology we have now.  I'm sure there's, at least, some truth to this.  Perhaps it's something very small and compact that lays very close to the eye but doesn't actually touch it. 

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2011 01:56 PM (FQaVj)

58

I was reading through the links and the comments. Someone mentioned the AN/PVS-21 Low Profile Night Vision Goggles. The company website says "The AN/PVS-21 is fielded and combat proven with U.S. Military and Special Operations forces, U.K forces, Canadian forces, Italian forces, Government Agencies, Special Weapons and Tactics Police units and others."

They look darn cool. Much less bulky than I had expected.

http://tinyurl.com/3tuxah8

 

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 28, 2011 01:56 PM (GKQDR)

59 Coming soon: sharks with frickin' lasers.

Posted by: Cicero at June 28, 2011 01:57 PM (QKKT0)

60 You can have night vision or you can just carry a big pair of headlights.

Posted by: Christina Hendricks at June 28, 2011 06:51 PM (QKKT0)

Giant headlights are never a bad thing.

Posted by: CAC at June 28, 2011 01:57 PM (7Z9P3)

61 Dude.  This is so 1999

Posted by: Iron Man at June 28, 2011 01:59 PM (K2wpv)

62 Barky needs a pair that lets someone see through the walls of their large intestine.

Posted by: sherlock at June 28, 2011 01:59 PM (TQbuA)

63 Yawn. This is old-ass tech...My Beer Goggles recharge by drinking.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at June 28, 2011 02:01 PM (ZY+lZ)

64 So, here's the power-source work-around, it's claimed. A "rare earth metal" in gel form is applied to the eyelid, which creates a magnetic field, and the lens in the eye is presumably magnetized, and then the natural blinking of the eyelid disturbs that magnetic field, which in turn drives electrons (I suppose) and anything that drives electrons is a potential power source. All this, and they still can't make X-ray glasses that really see thru dresses? Jeesh.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 28, 2011 02:03 PM (kUaEF)

65 Imma show you how to do this, but I'll need a firefly, a cell phone, a habanero chili and a stick of dentyne.

Posted by: Fritz MacGyver at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (p2IBw)

66

#65

All this, and they still can't make X-ray glasses that really see thru dresses? Jeesh.

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 28, 2011 07:03 PM (kUaEF)

Thats what hands are for.

For taking them off.

Posted by: CAC at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (7Z9P3)

67 I'm not buying this, but we do have such impressive technology that I can't understand why anyone fucks with us. The little bit I've read on the helicopters they used was crazy, and I'm sure there is even more 007 type stuff they won't advertise.

I actually made it through part of a Titus stand-up last night. At one point, and I'm paraphrasing, he spoke of all the wonderful things that Americans have created. Imagine what we will invent if you piss us off! There was a lot of funny and an equal amount of cringe involved in watching it, but on that particular point, I am in agreement.

Posted by: Clueless at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (piMMO)

68
It provides the strongest magnetic field of any earth magnet and powers the contact lens through electromagnetic induction.





The gunnie term "cheekweld" takes on new meaning......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (8rHXV)

69 My eyes!!

Posted by: SEAL Team Six Joey B. at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (UOM48)

70 these are rea.

Posted by: eldeuce564 at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (MiOO1)

71 Geez, and I thought the Superman x-ray glasses I always saw in the comic books would be really cool.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2011 06:48 PM (FQaVj)

LOL, obviously as old as I am. Want some of those "sea horses too".

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:04 PM (M9Ie6)

72 Powered by methane from the anus.

Remember the Lytro Light Field camera from a couple of weeks ago?  That thing uses an array of microlenses.  That'd be how they could focus without using an aperture with a single lens.  All you have to do is have a cigarette-pack-sized camera implanted in each eye.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 28, 2011 02:05 PM (gSLe2)

73 You could fuck a cat and the offspring would have the cat's nightvision.  I heard that they have already done this in Arkansas and West Virginia.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at June 28, 2011 02:07 PM (pdRb1)

74
My new book details my extensive experience with night ops, and the dangers of putting gel-like substances in my eye.......

Posted by: Lisa Baron at June 28, 2011 02:08 PM (8rHXV)

75 Did anyone actually ever order Sea Monkeys from a comic book? What the hell were they, really?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 28, 2011 02:08 PM (kUaEF)

76
Barky needs a pair that lets someone see through the walls of their large intestine.

Posted by: sherlock at June 28, 2011 06:59 PM (TQbuA)

I already have a pair because I'm the six-million trillion dollar man


Posted by: Barky the Magnificent at June 28, 2011 02:08 PM (Lt/Za)

77 You could fuck a cat and the offspring would have the cat's nightvision.  I heard that they have already done this in Arkansas and West Virginia.

Have you met my Daddy?

Posted by: Maine Coon Cat at June 28, 2011 02:08 PM (SwkdU)

78 I had a SEAL friend from the Panama invasion era. They used eyedrops that dialated their eyes. He always said Belladonna, but I don't see why they couldn't just use the stuff that eye doctors use.

Posted by: Sean D Sorrentino at June 28, 2011 02:09 PM (jNA4K)

79
Did anyone actually ever order Sea Monkeys from a comic book? What the hell were they, really?




Brine shrimp, I think.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:09 PM (8rHXV)

80 You could fuck a cat and the offspring would have the cat's nightvision.

I used to have a Siamese cat that I would like to see someone try that on. A guy came by the house and picked him to throw at his dog. He had to go to the hospital to have a bunch of stitches.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:09 PM (M9Ie6)

81

Did anyone actually ever order Sea Monkeys from a comic book? What the hell were they, really?

I don't know but them sumbitches could really see in the dark.

Posted by: USS Diversity at June 28, 2011 02:09 PM (Jyt+i)

82 Brine shrimp, I think.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 07:09 PM (8rHXV)

That's what the "sea horses" were too.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:10 PM (M9Ie6)

83
Barky needs a pair that lets someone see through the walls of their large intestine. Posted by: sherlock at June 28, 2011 06:59 PM (TQbuA)







Head up his ass, right?

No I'm not the swiftest moron in the helmet factory.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:10 PM (8rHXV)

84 The souped-up Blackhawks were cover, by the way.

SEALS can fly.

Look to the skies, jihadis.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:12 PM (7utQ2)

85

ace at June 28, 2011 06:49 PM (nj1bB)

Eyes are a lot tougher than you are giving them credit for.

My eyes routinely get exposed to air tempratures ranging from sub zero to well over 120 degrees.  And wind speeds of 70 miles per hour.  Higher too, for short periods of time.

They get by.

They have also been in close proximity to NVGs for very long periods of time too.

At no time did I ever worry about heat from  the NVGs.

A stick in they eye?  Yes.  NVG heat?  No.

So...

I can imagine all sorts of problems relating to this product.

But waste heat?

No.

 

Posted by: ed at June 28, 2011 02:12 PM (Y2WVW)

86 All of this eyeball nonsense could have been avoided with a single B-2 bombing run--an air strike would have represented a full-circle retaliation after 9/11. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 28, 2011 02:12 PM (DPM1U)

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:12 PM (M9Ie6)

88 That's what the "sea horses" were too.

Sea monkeys, Vic.

The AOSHQ loose shit cannon fires another round.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:13 PM (7utQ2)

89

*crash*

HANDS ON YOUR HE.......AWWW, SHIT! NOBODY MOVE!!! 

I lost my fuckin' contact!

Yo, Abdul; you wanna be a sport and gimme a hand, here?

Posted by: Seal Team 6 Door Kicker at June 28, 2011 02:13 PM (xy9wk)

90 There is something else going on here. "Contact lense" is an exaggeration, perhaps a mis-labeling of currently available technology. Night vision "goggles" in a sense, just much, much smaller, compact and light weight along with being very energy efficient. Those huge headpieces seen in movies over the years have been greatly refined. It's not your daddy's old Ford anymore kids.

Posted by: Robert17 at June 28, 2011 02:14 PM (LaaRT)

91 I used to have a Siamese cat that I would like to see someone try that on. A guy came by the house and picked him to throw at his dog. He had to go to the hospital to have a bunch of stitches.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 07:09 PM (M9Ie6)

 

I had a big Siamese tomcat too a couple of years ago (before I had to put him down because of age).  They have bad attitudes anyway.  They sure has hell aren't going to let anyone manhandle them, let alone if they see a dog nearby.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2011 02:15 PM (FQaVj)

92 It's not your daddy's old Ford anymore kids.

Which, for backseat purposes, is a great shame.  The Crown Vic back acreage was as big as the King Ranch.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:16 PM (7utQ2)

93 I thinks the SEELS wore these:

http://bit.ly/k4QNUk

Posted by: No need to thank me- I enjoy being helpful at June 28, 2011 02:17 PM (oxlUW)

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:17 PM (M9Ie6)

95

I'd give up *all* of my senses, even SmisionTM, for night vision contacts!

Posted by: Bender Bending Rodriguez at June 28, 2011 02:18 PM (xy9wk)

96 Too bad the TSA hasn't developed diaper vision. It might save some these troublesome octogenarian jihadi wannabes a lot of hassle.

And save zero lives to boot.   

Posted by: ontherocks at June 28, 2011 02:19 PM (HBqDo)

97 Pussies.

Posted by: Predator at June 28, 2011 02:19 PM (3Ebpc)

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:19 PM (M9Ie6)

99 No I wanted to See Monkeys...

Posted by: Disappointed kid chaecking the mail at June 28, 2011 02:20 PM (ZUWaD)

100 I wouldn't have believed the special ops dogs get titanium crowns over their teeth, so maybe.

Posted by: another lauren at June 28, 2011 02:21 PM (bYpI/)

101 Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 07:19 PM (M9Ie6)

Nice try.  An obvious forgery.


Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:22 PM (7utQ2)

102 One that sucked in my older brother was for selling "greeting cards" for "prizes".

What a genuine CF that was.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:22 PM (M9Ie6)

103 Baby seahorses can only eat newly hatched Sea Monkeys....

Posted by: KZnextzone at June 28, 2011 02:22 PM (ZUWaD)

104 Boulder, CO was just named the best place to raise abducted children.

Posted by: Truman North at June 28, 2011 02:23 PM (K2wpv)

105 And we are talking about an exceedingly sensitive part of the body, a thin film of protein which encases a liquid protein gel.

Sounds like a poached egg.

Posted by: pep at June 28, 2011 02:23 PM (6TB1Z)

106 Notice that the "Sea Monkey" ad is actually at E-bay for sale.

People are still getting ripped off for that POS.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:24 PM (M9Ie6)

107 I believe it.  Heck my friend's mom has trifocal contact lenses so night vision since there are now astigmatism ones, seems like the next step.  Watch, next year they'll be all the rage with farmers during the harvest.

Posted by: curious at June 28, 2011 02:24 PM (k1rwm)

108
No I wanted to See Monkeys...

Posted by: Disappointed kid chaecking the mail at June 28, 2011 07:20 PM (ZUWaD)





Why'd you buy the tampons, Timmy?

You can go snorkeling, horseback riding......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur remembers stupid old jokes at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (8rHXV)

109 #99 When I was a kid people brought souvinir baby alligators home from Florida. Everyone knows what happened next. Lol

Posted by: another lauren at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (bYpI/)

110 Do these help to cut down on the stinging?

Posted by: Lisa Baron at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (/Q7v4)

111 I don't know what all the excitement is about.  We're doing great things too.  For example, Joe Biden is now working on solar-powered buggy whips.  Green and cutting edge!

Posted by: BHO at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (6TB1Z)

112 Boulder, CO was just named the best place to raise abducted children.

And the worst?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (7utQ2)

113 I wouldn't have believed the special ops dogs get titanium crowns over their teeth, so maybe.

Posted by: another lauren at June 28, 2011 07:21 PM (bYpI/)

 

Saw up close some combat dogs while I was in Vietnam once.  They look like regular dogs until you look into their eyes.  There wasn't one bit of "nice doggey" in them.

Posted by: Soona at June 28, 2011 02:25 PM (FQaVj)

114 My favorite super-sense?  Olfacto-vision.  Allows you to see patches of noxious gasses, like patchouli, before walking right into them.

Posted by: Truman North at June 28, 2011 02:26 PM (K2wpv)

115

Without stating categorically that the contacts exist or don't exist, my old firm represented several companies that did a lot of military contracting, including night vision stuff.  One of the execs did say that the cutting edge night vision optics were *quote-unquote* Shit you wouldn't believe.

Dunno if he meant these sorts of things specifically, but take it as you will......

Posted by: Fa Cube Itches at June 28, 2011 02:26 PM (xy9wk)

116

In Communist Vietnam

Dog Eat you!!

Posted by: Jackoff Hwu at June 28, 2011 02:27 PM (ZUWaD)

117
My favorite super-sense?  Olfacto-vision.  Allows you to see patches of noxious gasses, like patchouli, before walking right into them.






Shit, that's easy. Look for Birkenstocks and dreadlocks on pasty caucasians.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:27 PM (8rHXV)

118 anyway, I think Ace has to ban himself, the Seals didn't "cap" OBL, they attempted to capture him, until OBL came at them with a loaded wife. Saying they capped him kinda sorta implies the whole violence thing.

Posted by: joeindc44 at June 28, 2011 02:27 PM (QxSug)

119 You know what angle we can take to attack Obama?  We shuold criticize his insessant use of arabic numerals.

Posted by: Truman North at June 28, 2011 02:28 PM (K2wpv)

120 For example, Joe Biden is now working on solar-powered buggy whips.  Green and cutting edge!

SHOVEL READY!!!!  RECOVERY SUMMER!!!  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD LOOK THE FUCK OVER THERE!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:28 PM (7utQ2)

121 Revamped WPA To Create 50,000 New Jobs By Disassembling, Reassembling Hoover Dam

Posted by: Truman North at June 28, 2011 02:29 PM (K2wpv)

122 Arabs invented the IUD

Posted by: NASA at June 28, 2011 02:29 PM (ZUWaD)

123

@65: "All this, and they still can't make X-ray glasses that really see thru dresses? Jeesh."

Our original low-light digital cameras could do just that.  We had to redesign after complaints were made......

Posted by: Sony at June 28, 2011 02:30 PM (xy9wk)

124 Hey Ace, notice the mailing address for those "100 toy soldiers" my little brother ordered.

We down in GA should have known better.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:30 PM (M9Ie6)

125
they attempted to capture him, until OBL came at them with a loaded wife







So you're saying that he was Joan Kennedy's latest squeeze?????

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:30 PM (8rHXV)

126 A lot of people comment over how much pomade I use.  But in reality, I use the recommended daily amount as determined by the American Pomade Coucil.

Posted by: Mitt Rommey at June 28, 2011 02:31 PM (K2wpv)

127 124 Arabs invented the IUD

Immediate Unpleasant Decapitation?

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at June 28, 2011 02:32 PM (c0A3e)

128 A lot of people comment over how much pomade I use.  But in reality, I use the recommended daily amount as determined by the American Pomade Coucil.

Bet you only use Dapper Dan just like the libtard in the movie.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:32 PM (M9Ie6)

129

I'm glad they didn't have knight vision glasses back in the day....

Posted by: Sir Gallahad at June 28, 2011 02:32 PM (ZUWaD)

130
@65: "All this, and they still can't make X-ray glasses that really see thru dresses? Jeesh."


Oh yeah, another Vin Diesel reference. Electronic Binos with the "Penetrator Mode".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:33 PM (8rHXV)

131 Its Nanotechnology Biz Nitches, and yeah, I'm a AoS moron. 

Posted by: Richard Feynman at June 28, 2011 02:33 PM (gGn7o)

132 But in reality, I use the recommended daily amount as determined by the American Pomade Coucil.

Figures.  The APC is infested with RINOs.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:33 PM (7utQ2)

133 There is no Hot Eyeball Syndrome, you morons. I know I shouldn't be divulging secrets, but I am The One...er...um...The WON.

When I designed these super secret BHO Mark I Night Vision Contact Lenses, I anticipated the typical right-wing criticism my achievement would cause. Um, er...I very craftily designed an...a...um...er...system to dispel the heat from the contacts to the radiators.

See, my genius allowed me to use the surgery skills I learned while managing my campaign to connect the tear duct of each eye to a closed loop liquid cooled radiator implanted in each ear. Convection causes... Never mind. You slope heads would never understand.

The Mark II cooling system will feature smaller radiators.

Posted by: Maj. General B.H. Obama at June 28, 2011 02:33 PM (Onw8c)

134

I think I finally figured out why Tim Pawlenty's in the race:

Aries You'll inspire thousands to go out and do something with their lives in order not to wind up being as pathetic and useless as you are.

Posted by: Mitt Rommey at June 28, 2011 02:34 PM (K2wpv)

135 One good thing about this primary. Mitt will go out and blow through 15 or 20 million of his own money again and get nothing.

Proving for real what a lousy business man he is.

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:36 PM (M9Ie6)

136 I'd have to dig out my old Spycraft books to check, but this sounds like something from espionage-themed roleplaying games.

Posted by: malclave at June 28, 2011 02:37 PM (OCRaO)

137 OT: Holy shit! Obama has been secretly spying on 4,185 doctors. What!!!111!!

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 02:37 PM (OhYCU)

138 OT: had to contain myself listening to BO lecture us about the importance of a strong manufacturing sector.  Yeah, Barry, that's what you think?  You'r the big expert in this area, are you?  Name one thing you've ever made, one solitary thing, other than a mess, you stupid, ignorant little man. 


I now return you to your regular programming.

Posted by: pep at June 28, 2011 02:38 PM (6TB1Z)

139 Cherry, a little link fu, please.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 28, 2011 02:39 PM (7utQ2)

140

It's true!

I have developed the "Night Vision" Condom. It's allows the "Victim" to be spotted even in the most remote and darkest corners of a "Jungle"

Posted by: Jimi at June 28, 2011 02:39 PM (JMsOK)

141

Politico says he was in Illinois and the news says Iowa?

Who am I to believe.....

Posted by: KZnextzone at June 28, 2011 02:39 PM (ZUWaD)

142 It's old

Posted by: toby928 at June 28, 2011 02:40 PM (GTbGH)

143 they attempted to capture him, until OBL came at them with a loaded wife

Oh. Common, they gave OBL plenty of time to say

"Don't shoot, I'm Osama, I'm worth more to you alive!"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 02:41 PM (0q2P7)

144 O/T:  via twitter:  " Jay Carney (EOP) by BreakingNews President Obama will hold a news conference tomorrow, 11:30 am, in the East Room of the White House."

Posted by: curious at June 28, 2011 02:42 PM (k1rwm)

145 the War Powers Act states that the President may not introduce our forces into hostilities except if authorized by Congress (broadly speaking), or if we are attacked.  From the statute:

The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to

(1) a declaration of war,

(2) specific statutory authorization, or

(3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.

So as you can see the President is not given a blank check to enter into hostilities, but only if given permission by Congress or in defense.  The famous sixty and ninety day deadlines apply solely to the defense justification.  Therefore the War in Libya was illegal from day one (unless you believe the President’s ridiculous claim that bombing tanks is not hostilities).

Posted by: Mitt Rommey at June 28, 2011 02:43 PM (K2wpv)

146 145 I'm impressed......From now on you can revert to Kunta Kinte 928TM

Posted by: Impressed Commenter at June 28, 2011 02:43 PM (ZUWaD)

147 Do we actually have the final proof that he was buried at sea yet....for that matter do we have the final prrof that he was even killed in the time period they said he was....for that matter, do we have th efianl proof that he was even killed?

Posted by: Jimi at June 28, 2011 02:43 PM (JMsOK)

148 Ugh, I got Mitt Romney all over me from inside that sock.

Posted by: Truman North at June 28, 2011 02:43 PM (K2wpv)

149 Politico:
White House dumps 'secret shopper' survey of doctors
Read more: Politico

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 02:43 PM (OhYCU)

150 More like a wrist watch.  A hot lap top will scorch your balls.  Or at least kinda make 'em hot and sweaty.

A wrist watch?

Not so much.

 I just stuck my watch down my shorts and see what you mean.  I don't feel any heat.

Posted by: observer at June 28, 2011 02:46 PM (vPqJx)

151 OT: Holy shit! Obama has been secretly spying on 4,185 doctors. What!!!111!!

He was thinking about it 7 of 22. Thought about it and even proposed it, but didn't actually do it.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 02:46 PM (0q2P7)

152 147 O/T:  via twitter:  " Jay Carney (EOP) by BreakingNews President Obama will hold a news conference tomorrow, 11:30 am, in the East Room of the White House." I am not seeking and will not accept the nomination for another peace prize..

Posted by: Barry C in The dark Gutsy Slice at June 28, 2011 02:46 PM (ZUWaD)

153 If we are going sci-fi, I want cortex bombs before contact lens.

Posted by: Jean at June 28, 2011 02:49 PM (uekSI)

154

Once the current government working to enhance Muslim self-esteem with regards to science is out of office, it would be nice to get in a government that really uses Arab superstition and conspiracy theories against them.

I remember a long ago post from LGF where one Arab nation stopped eating watermelon because it was rumoured the Jews infected the watermelon with the AIDS virus. And let's not forget that polio is making a resurgence because Nigerian (?) imams declared the polio vaccine a plot to make them infertile.

In a war we really wanted to win, how long would it take to take care of such savages?

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at June 28, 2011 02:50 PM (GKQDR)

155 The Federal government spying on doctors!  I just can't get over this.  Should I just welcome our new overlords?

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 02:51 PM (OhYCU)

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at June 28, 2011 02:51 PM (Q7NHx)

157 The Federal government spying on doctors!
 I just can't get over this.  Should I just welcome our new overlords?

Like I said.

IT DIDN'T ACTUALLY HAPPEN!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 02:53 PM (0q2P7)

158 A google search for an online copy of SNL's FecalVision googles was, alas, fruitless.

Posted by: toby928 at June 28, 2011 02:53 PM (GTbGH)

159 I don't know, seems improbable, but not impossible.  Anyway, I would rather have two of those "monacles" that flip in from the side like some robot type guy I think on star trek once.  Because with night vision you want them out of the way quick when the lights come on, plus flash bangs, but you don't want that bulk of the ones we all have seen.  Those just look unwieldy.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 28, 2011 02:54 PM (26uEg)

160 The program has been operational since April 28th.

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 02:55 PM (OhYCU)

161 Updated & Apropos Sea Monkey Ad

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat at June 28, 2011 07:51 PM (Q7NHx)

RITFLMAO

Posted by: Vic at June 28, 2011 02:56 PM (M9Ie6)

162 "monacles" that flip in from the side like some robot type guy I think on star trek once.

That was probably The Last Starfighter.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 02:56 PM (0q2P7)

163 Maybe I'm not reading this right.  I haven't had dinner yet, so it's possible.

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 02:56 PM (OhYCU)

164 Power and heat wouldnt be the issue, blooming and compensation in a minimal package would be my concern. I can think of several approaches that might work, not sure I understand the requirement.

Posted by: Jean at June 28, 2011 02:57 PM (X6eYN)

165
Politico:
White House dumps 'secret shopper' survey of doctors
Read more: Politico

Posted by: Cherry π at June 28, 2011 07:43 PM (OhYCU)





After the way doctors pulled the sanctimony shit in regards to the FL gun gag law a couple of weeks ago, I'll admit a schadenboner when they got all butt-hurt about the 'secret shopper' program.

Warning, Philthy PuffHo link.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 02:58 PM (8rHXV)

166 That was probably The Last Starfighter.

probably, not much of movie remember guy, except when debbie went to dallas.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 28, 2011 02:59 PM (26uEg)

167 The program has been operational since April 28th.

From your linky

On April 28th, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services submitted a notice to the Federal Register regarding a proposed study that would examine access to primary care...

"After reviewing feedback received during the public comment period  we have determined that now is not the time to move forward with this research project."

The program, as outlined in the Federal Register, would have a federal contractor call the offices of 4,185 doctors in nine states.



Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 28, 2011 03:00 PM (0q2P7)

168
"monacles" that flip in from the side like some robot type guy I think on star trek once.

That was probably The Last Starfighter.




Not to mention the IR lenses seen briefly in Aliens.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 03:02 PM (8rHXV)

169 now you morons made me research:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U7rOUSvYM8

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 28, 2011 03:05 PM (26uEg)

170 Not to mention the IR lenses seen briefly in Aliens.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 28, 2011 08:02 PM (8rHXV)

I always wondered how the sensing equipment was supposed to work.

I'm drunk. Is that how they worked?

Posted by: ErikW at June 28, 2011 03:22 PM (dveu1)

171 154 More like a wrist watch.  A hot lap top will scorch your balls.  Or at least kinda make 'em hot and sweaty. A wrist watch? Not so much.  I just stuck my watch down my shorts and see what you mean.  I don't feel any heat. Posted by: observer at June 28, 2011 07:46 PM (vPqJx) What did you strap it to??

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 28, 2011 03:24 PM (kUaEF)

172

I totally buy it

 

OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

Posted by: Jones at June 28, 2011 03:30 PM (8sCoq)

173 154 More like a wrist watch.  A hot lap top will scorch your balls.  Or at least kinda make 'em hot and sweaty.

A wrist watch?

Not so much.

 I just stuck my watch down my shorts and see what you mean.  I don't feel any heat.

Posted by: observer at June 28, 2011 07:46 PM (vPqJx)

 

but puddin ia cool and yielding..........

Posted by: Racefan at June 28, 2011 03:31 PM (58M1e)

174 To many comments to read through all of them, ... however there was a similar story out a week or so ago. From a week ago: Basically the premise of the headline was to hook you into the story, and it's later revealed that the contacts are on the drawing board and COULD be reality in a few years, but weren't actually used by the SEAL Team that went after bin Laden. I think the author of the Gizmodo article took a bit of literal license with his facts. ~V5

Posted by: V5 at June 28, 2011 03:32 PM (jaTaa)

175 Didn't read the other comments, and only most of the head line.

But they left you no choice.  Yeah, right.

Posted by: Jack at June 28, 2011 03:32 PM (kCT7A)

176

It's the military. My old man flew aboard P-3 Orions out of Rejkavik in the 70's looking for Soviet boomers and he told me that the military is at least 30 years ahead of civilian technology.

I totally believe it!

 

Posted by: ErikW at June 28, 2011 03:34 PM (dveu1)

177 I can't help but wonder, from a practical standpoint, what happens if, say, a backup generator gets fired up and they turn on flood lights?

Posted by: a_feral_duck at June 28, 2011 03:36 PM (H/RVh)

178 The original article I read about this, It's a "what-if" not a fact. http://kitup.military.com/2011/06/hi-tech-night-vision-on-bin-laden-raid.html ~V5

Posted by: V5 at June 28, 2011 03:55 PM (jaTaa)

179 I am an engineer with a Doctorate, in the Physical Sciences, of Magnetic Therapy from Thunderwood College - believe me, it is possible

Posted by: Radar at June 28, 2011 04:11 PM (8xYyJ)

180 Hey, I thought I read somewhere some years ago that they were coming out with contact lens sunglasses...any truth to that or marketing hype or dismal failure?

Posted by: Red Shirt at June 28, 2011 04:14 PM (FIDMq)

181

C'mon. They attached fire flies to their eyeballs with super glue. I used to do this as a kid. Worked like a charm.

Posted by: Ronster at June 28, 2011 04:23 PM (O3izx)

182 If the technology level was such that the current level of NVG's were like eyeglasses or swimmer's goggles, then this wouldn't be so easy to dismiss as bullshit.

Posted by: Shiner Bock at June 28, 2011 04:25 PM (QaWps)

183 143 It's true!

I have developed the "Night Vision" Condom. It's allows the "Victim" to be spotted even in the most remote and darkest corners of a "Jungle"

That's great! Because it's dark and scary in there.

Posted by: Excitable Andi Sullivan at June 28, 2011 04:29 PM (CeNLV)

184 Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and others, including DARPA, have been working on nano-tech 'smart' contact lenses for some time, now. ...including various means of powering such devices. Do a little research before you dismiss these things out of hand, folks.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at June 28, 2011 04:35 PM (E7Z1r)

185 I hit the infravision comment and had to stop. There was no point in going further, as that struck me as the most reasonable explanation. My G-d, I'm a geek.

Posted by: Kerry's Pink Plaid Netbook at June 28, 2011 04:38 PM (Z0EF7)

186 Oh...the 'phaser' comment above? Wired had an article in May 7, 2009 about a 1.0 version in use by the Air Force. In January 2010, CNET had an article about a home built version of a laser gun. It can't - yet - vaporize human beings, but it can burn you...and just about everything else in the house. June 10, 2010, Gizmodo had an article on an early version of a lightsaber. Again, capable of burning the house down...or of instantly and permanently blinding you. You can buy them on the internet, if you know where to look.

Posted by: Warren Bonesteel at June 28, 2011 04:44 PM (E7Z1r)

187 They now have disposable one day contacts that are so thin you can barely feel them.  The astigmatism contacts work by repositioning your contact every time you blink.  Drudge had a link to some article about cameras being in drones as small as insects, that are a reality now.  So why do you all find it so hard to believe that they would have night vision contacts.  Oh and they have a camera in a pill that goes through your digestive system taking millions of pictures while you walk around enjoying your day.  It's possible that the soldier has a small computer on his/her body that translates the image to the eye in nano seconds without really getting too impressive with contact lens material.

Posted by: curious at June 28, 2011 04:44 PM (k1rwm)

Posted by: curious at June 28, 2011 05:11 PM (k1rwm)

189 Internet Contact Lens Go online with the blink of an eye. This is the vision of Babak A. Parviz and his group at the University of Washington in Seattle, who are laying the groundwork for the first Internet-accessible contact lens. Parviz foresees the day when we’ll be able to download any movie, song, website, or piece of information, and watch it on a tiny LCD display right on the eye’s surface. The technology, now in its earliest stages, calls for the addition of a microlens that focuses pixels of light directly onto the retina. The final image would appear to float in front of your nose.

Posted by: David at June 28, 2011 05:15 PM (j4dln)

190 I like the theory.

Ace can't understand, so must not be true!

How are you with electricity?

Posted by: Not Dave From Tejas at June 28, 2011 05:19 PM (Tj88Z)

191 Oh...hmm can't say, but gentlemen, please rest your sphincters. You didn't know the huge billion $ stuff like the SR71, F117 and B2 existed until they were decades old why do you think you would hear about a contact lens? Lets stick to politics please

Posted by: BKT(SS) at June 28, 2011 05:28 PM (/NIgz)

192 Not saying this is real.  But you all really are under estimating the capabilities of nanotechnology.

Go look up MEMS, and tell me if this is really so far fetched.  My company builds fully solar powered sensors on the back of a business card.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at June 28, 2011 05:59 PM (cSkZ5)

193 Too far behind the curve of comments to catch up, and haven't given it enough thought from either an engineering or biochemistry perspective to throw out reasons to believe or disbelieve this, but remember a few years ago when Bob Woodward made the claim that in fifty years when the full story could be told people will be absolutely amazed at the techniques and technology currently being used.

Posted by: Crimso at June 28, 2011 06:27 PM (jfDOI)

194 do you mean you lost them? I was just sitting down with McCauley A HALF HOUR AGO! Posted by: convert mts files at Judo you mean you lost them? I was just sitting down with McCauley A HALF HOUR AGO! Posted by: rip blu ray at Judo you mean you lost them? I was just sitting down with McCauley A HALF HOUR AGO! video to ipad converter Poat Ju

Posted by: chaeli at June 28, 2011 06:39 PM (Oir6w)

195 Visual Purple, get some.

Posted by: Leatherneck at June 28, 2011 06:51 PM (faQpJ)

196 As far as I can yell the lens basically acts like the eye of an animal and captures ambient light.

Posted by: Ben (the original) at June 28, 2011 07:14 PM (LiK3Z)

197

While I'm not in a special operations unit, I'm in the military and have extensive experience using NVG's(as an aviator).  I use them almost every other day.  As part of my job I'm required to have a basic understanding of how NVG's function. 

That being said, this is one of the dumber things I've read on the internet.

Posted by: GIJared at June 29, 2011 12:52 AM (ncmZY)

198 IF they existed, it would be a chemical compound that reacted to light amplifying the reaction. Would not be powered in the conventional sense, but more like how photographic cells are imprinted by light. The first cameras were non electrical, so this could work on a similar theory.

Posted by: Miikeb at June 29, 2011 01:21 AM (wN+Ed)

199 Would it work the way green laser pointers do? The diode output is infra-red fed into a crystal of potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) which frequency-doubles and produces the visible green light. If you were getting infra-red (from all over) and had these crystals between the source and your eye, wouldn't that "upconvert" the infra-red to visible?

Posted by: mikey at June 29, 2011 03:12 AM (GSeVd)

200 You mean everyone doesn't have a pair? I really like mine ... they make my eyes so ... blue!!!

Posted by: Honey Babger at June 29, 2011 05:09 AM (GvYeG)

201

cough*chlorophyll-b-doped-lenses*cough

"night vision", not so much; "low light" vision, however....

 

but you didn't here that from me, and I was never here.

Posted by: blogRot at June 29, 2011 08:58 AM (chysP)

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