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Next Big Thing - camera lenses small enough to shrink your gadgets

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Guy Moorhouse
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Is this the new Festival Vision Simulator 3000?

While this does looks like something you d see after drinking a mushroom milkshake at TranceFest2016, it is in fact a very close-up look at millions of precisely arranged titanium dioxide pillars, resting on a layer of transparent quartz that s thinner than a human hair.

Obviously this explains nothing on its own, so please allow us to dazzle you with science.

This intricate setup is, despite all appearances, the future of cameras.

In other words, what you re looking at here, is going to replace the lens in your camera, smartphone and microscope, and it s very clever indeed.

So let s start off with the regular lenses you re already using.

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