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Photos: Researchers focus on electronic eye camera

Researchers have come up with a camera that has a layout similar in size and shape to the human eye.

Click on the above image to see how the 256-pixel electronic eye camera will work. Beckman Institute, University of Illinois

Researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have created a camera with a layout similar in size and shape to the human eye. The eye camera is based on "single-crystalline silicon detectors and electronics, configured in a stretchable, interconnected mesh," according to the University of Illinois.

The curved technology will put an entire image in focus, in contrast to today's cameras, which take images that are sharper in the center than near the edges, according to researchers. Plus, the technology could be a big step toward the development of a bionic eye similar to the one worn by the "Terminator."

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