Why Your Smartphone Needs an Infrared Sensor

Dan Dubno of Popular Mechanics:

It was in an M1A2 Abrams main battle tank that I first discovered how to see properly. The U.S. Army Armor School had invited me to spend a day in its simulator in Orlando, Florida, and, after looking through the commander's thermal camera unit, it occurred to me that I should have one of my eyes replaced by a cybernetic thermal device. The imager allowed us, day or night, to penetrate camouflage and clearly observe adversaries glowing several thousand feet away.

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