optics

  • Gunnar Optiks joining forces with Carl Zeiss to make new lenses

    Gunnar Optiks joining forces with Carl Zeiss to make new lenses

    Gunnar Optiks, makers of advanced lenses to ease eye strain for computer users, is teaming up with Carl Zeiss to bring a whole new class of “optics” to you. Not a whole lot of details at this point, other than Zeiss coatings and tints “will be used on the Gunnar Optiks lenses to change the lenses to suit specific digital viewing environments.” Read More

  • DIY: Macro photography on your iPhone

    DIY: Macro photography on your iPhone

    Here’s a way to get your iPhone (or any other mobile device) camera to zoom in a bit tighter. It’s a fairly simple process using a magnifier loupe and an aftermarket iPhone case, and will definitely make your close up images pop. Read More

  • They grow diamonds in petri dishes now (sorta)

    They grow diamonds in petri dishes now (sorta)

    A group of research scientists at the Carnegie Institution have devised a new method to grow diamonds. Keep in mind that there’s more to diamonds than the tragic trade surround them (explained in great detail in the book The Heartless Stone), as they’re used in things such as high-quality optics and quantum computers (when they’re not hoaxes). Now, growing diamonds… Read More

  • The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)

    The contact revolution will be electronicized (and lubricated)


    I have bad vision. Not super bad, but bad enough that I should probably have contacts (I lost my glasses three years ago). But whenever I see contacts in the wild, they’re dry, scratchy, or forgotten overnight; do I really want to endure that, or am I okay with my 20/50-ish vision? Well, new developments coming down the pipes from some optics-boffins may convince me to take the… Read More