New Night Vision Tech

    Discovery Channel reports

    Adapting technology found in flat screen television sets, scientists have created a thin film that converts infrared light into visible light. The technology could give cell phones, eyeglasses and car windshields cheap, lightweight night vision.

    This would be a game changer. Current generation thermal imaging and image intensifier systems are big and bulky.

    Maxim girl with night vision scope @ AAC’s SHOT Show after party. Photo © Bryan Jones

    If this technology becomes cheap enough for cell phone and car windscreens, it will change the way wars are fought. Few countries can afford to equip their troops with night vision gear. Fewer still are approved for export by the State Department. I have no doubt that the Taliban would to get their hands on night vision gear.

    [ Many thanks to Mik for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!