By Max Slowik
Sandia National Labs is working on a fundamentally-new push-button variable-power scope for military applications that uses a system of flexible polymer lenses that replicate the human eye. This is the first major change in how optics work in about a century.
The scope system was developed at the request of special forces teams looking for an optic that could change magnifications at the push of a button without having to take their eyes off target or even move their hands out of position.
“The impetus behind the idea of push-button zoom is you can acquire what you’re …read more