Over at Danger Room, Noah Shachtman got a look at the military's current and next-gen night-vision goggles (or, more accurately, "goggle," or "monogoggle," since they only cover one eye). Hardly anyone ever gets to look at these, so to actually be able to try them out is pretty amazing. The goggles live up to the hype: they pack incredibly sensitive thermal sensors (enough so that reflections and handprints both glow) as well as embedded LCDs that transmit all kinds of data.
By Steve CrossPosted 11.15.2005 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
Today's tech-savvy soldier with night-vision goggles, radio and wearable computer is primarily battery-powered. Now biologist Lawrence Rome of the University of Pennsylvania has found a far better way to recharge the 21st-
century soldier-and civilian, for that matter.
Here's what it's like to train with the advanced night-vision
technology that gives U.S. troops their covert edge.
By Eric AdamsPosted 05.20.2003 at 1:30 pm 0 Comments
I'm in a long, dark tunnel. My view is a perfect circle-narrow, green and grainy. I can see and feel the ridges lining it. But if I lift the night-vision goggles from my eyes, it's total blackness. A big, deep nothing. Far ahead, a pair of boots moves steadily away.