Frozen soap bubbles

frozen soap bubbles

It’s very cold tonight, so we played with bubbles. If you blow them upwards enough they have time to freeze on the way down.

More info: http://www.skipweasel.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/freezebubbles/album/slides/ice%20giant.html

A Liquid Crystal based Contact Lens Display

Switching of a contact lens shaped display. The contact lens is still transparent but is able to modulate the transmitted light using LCD technology. Direct applications could be medical, as an artificial iris, or cosmetic, as an iris with tunable color, or it just could serve as a gimmick. The dollar sign is a reference to the many cartoons featuring people/figures with dollars in their eyes 🙂

When worn, the image would only be visible to bystanders, since the eye cannot focus on objects in such a close proximity. Research is currently being performed to solve the focusing problem and to see whether an embedded contact lens display that can be seen by the lens wearer is feasible.

For more information, contact me using the email address mentioned in the video.

All work was performed in the Centre for Microsystems Technology, Ghent University, Belgium.

Music: Warpfish by Warakie

http://www2.imec.be/be_en/press/imec-news/imecUGentcontactlensdisplaynl.html