Science: Let There Be More Light

Most of the information that reaches human consciousness is carried by light, and often the light provided by nature is not strong enough to register on human eyes. Scientists have long wanted some means of amplifying (strengthening) light without losing or distorting the information it brings. Last week Bendix Aviation Corp. demonstrated a device that amplifies light as much as 50,000 times.

Bendix's Lumicon is a sophisticated television apparatus. It has a camera tube that views a scene, such as a dimly lighted room, and translates it into a stream of electronic signals. Then...

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