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IN BRIEF Chinese police officers were spotted wearing surveillance sunglasses equipped with facial recognition software that helps them identify potential criminals. You’ve probably heard of Transitions lenses that can adapt to changing light conditions. Now, get ready for facial recognition lenses. Police officers in Zhengzhou, China have been spotted wearing......

On Sunday, 27 January 2013, a new world record was set with the most HSA scuba divers living with disabilities all submersing together. The HSA scuba divers disabilities ranged from muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, locked in syndrome, visual and hearing impaired, quadriplegics, paraplegics and spina......

Google Glass (styled as “Google GLΛSS”) is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display (HMD) that is being developed by Google in the Project Glass research and development project, with the mission of producing a mass-market ubiquitous computer....

IN BRIEF Researchers have developed a smart contact lens that can monitor glucose levels through tears. The soft, flexible lens could eventually be modified to monitor other biomarkers, deliver drugs, or improve the virtual/augmented reality experience. “SMART” LENSES The concept of a smart contact lens isn’t......

Vision of the future: The bionic eye that could help millions of blind to see again after woman had partial sight restored in pioneering tests...