Monday, February 19, 2007

I thought this was pretty incredible


This is a real picture of a real fly with real glasses. (Pretty sure non prescription)
Micreon, based in Hannover, Germany, created the fly's eyewear using ultrafast laser micro-machining. The firm notes on its Web site that the process can create objects with high precision at scales of less than a thousandth of a millimeter.

7 comments:

anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

Do flies have money? How are they going to make a profit? Seriously, though, that's pretty crazy. I'm waiting for the GPS chip to install in my head so I don't get lost all the time. I hope they are working on that.

unca said...

This is a great photo. Hard to believe. As a side note, I had a typing teacher who looked just like this.

si said...

don't flies have like a million eyes within an eye? seems like one pair of glasses won't do the job.

blogball said...

I thought about that same thing si.
I was going to make a joke if they were 3D glasses would that mean the fly would see in a million D? Then I thought some might not understand, So the 3D joke is for you and any other sophisticated person out there.

It’s good to see you commenting on blogs again. Where have you been?

mamacita said...

Neat picture, but as Si said, flies have so many eyes (catch that rhyme) it seems that two round convex lenses that would fit over that entire area would be better. Thanks for an interesting post. (My computer has been broken so that's why I haven't been able to contribute wise and witty comments.) :-)

bryan torre said...

and these glasses are still more stylish than any i wore in my childhood. :-)

si said...

nice of you to *notice*! (so if i fall off the face of the earth and can't comment on blogs, i know there'll be at least one person that may wonder, "gee, where did si go?")

been around but rather busy lately. and i want to reiterate that i do enjoy your posts very much.