What Has NASA Done Ever for Us – The CMOS Image Sensor


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Some might think that NASA only makes things for space but there area great deal of things that it develops that end up being used here on earth far more often. 1 in every 1000 patents in the US is awarded someone working for NASA so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out one of the most widely used devices in your smartphone, tablet and laptop, the digital camera was developed by NASA, this is the story of one of their mostly widely used inventions, the CMOS image sensor.

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Written, researched and presented by Paul Shillito

Images and footage : NASA, Photobit, Fairchild, Bell Labs, Olympus, specinstcameras.com, Monty Python Life of Brian.

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