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Wired features new compound camera developed by U of I

Pretty awesome publicity for the University of Illinois’ stellar engineering program, as Wired Magazine featured a new compound camera developed here on campus. A little bit more about the cameras from the article:

Scientists have built a digital camera inspired by the compound eyes of insects like bees and flies. The camera’s hemispherical array of 180 microlenses gives it a 160 degree field of view and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths.

The new artificial version, created by by John Rogers and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and described today in Nature, could potentially be developed for use in security cameras or surgical endoscopes. 

There are some genius brains at work here in C-U. You can check out the whole feature here.

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