Engineering Newswire: World’s Largest Radio Telescope Ready To Seek Alien Life

This Engineering Newswire looks at completing construction of the world’s largest radio telescope, combating digital eye strain with new contact lenses and investigating how race car drivers see the track with special goggles.

Lens Combats Digital Eye Strain

According to contact manufacturer CooperVision, more than seven in ten adults experience the discomfort that comes with staring at a digital device for long hours.

To combat this issue, the company recently launched a contact lens designed specifically to fight digital device-related eye fatigue.

The silicone hydrogel lens, named Biofinity Energys, is designed to thwart dry and irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye strain, and other systems associated with the use of computers, tablets, and other devices.

World’s Largest Radio Telescope Completed

After more than five years of construction, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope is ready to begin operation. The final installation of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope’s (FAST) 4,450 reflecting panels took place on July 3rd.

When manipulated by actuators located at the base of the structure, the horde of panels combines to form a single parabolic radio reflecting dish with a surface area the equivalent of 30 soccer fields.

Eye-Tracking Goggles Reveal How F1 Drivers ‘See’

Those of us who drive cars to work know what we’re paying attention to while behind the wheel. Usually it’s the couple cars ahead of us, the white line guiding our vehicle, and various road signs.

But what about those highly skilled professional F1 drivers who must deal with fast-changing track conditions? To find out, Sky Sports put a pair of Tobii eye-tracking glasses on Force India driver Nico Hülkenberg to see what he focuses on and for how long.

After analyzing Nico’s driving data, Sky Sports said the “big surprise” is just how busy the eyes are during high-speed driving.

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