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DARPA Developing Scopes That Use Heat Haze to Achieve Super Resolution

DARPA Developing Scopes That Use Heat Haze to Achieve Super Resolution

Yes, DARPA does have a reputation for coming up with some seriously far-fetched gadgets, but their Super-Resolution Vision System (SRVS) is not one of them. This project challenges designers to come up with an optics system that utilises heat haze to see further and clearer than ever before. Basically, it…

Liquid Mirror for Lunar Telescope is Made of “Ugly Ions”

Liquid Mirror for Lunar Telescope is Made of “Ugly Ions”

What you are looking at is a mirror made of ionic liquid, infrared-reflecting silver nanoparticles mixed with a “highly viscous salty liquid called imidazolium ethylsulphate” or Bob for his closest friends. It’s going to be used for the Lunar Liquid Mirror Telescope, something that wasn’t possible until now for several…