A new documentary titled “Life in Color with David Attenborough” used some of our imaging technology to film fiddler crabs in the mud planes in Darwin, Australia. You can see this documentary on Netflix. Check out the third episode to find out how our technology was used for this documentary.
By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help provide a new understanding of underwater phenomena, the researchers said. More information on youtube. Full story on EurekAlert!’s website. You can read more about it here:
NPR: The Snail-Smashing, Fish-Spearing, Eye-Popping Mantis Shrimp The killer punch of the mantis shrimp is the fastest strike in the animal kingdom, a skill that goes hand in hand with its extraordinary eyesight. They can see an invisible level of reality using polarized light, which could lead to a breakthrough in detecting cancer. More information on youtube. Full story on NPR’s website.
Our work on wearable goggles that are used in the operating room to assist oncologist in imaging cancerous tissue was covered by several new outlets. You can read more about it here: WashU Outlook, Fox News, Bloomberg, BBC