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E Read the article and check your answers . How have the three inventions changed the way we see the world ? Let’s See 1 NIGHT VISION GOGGLES What is the first thing that you think of when you hear the words “ night vision goggles” ? Maybe a spy or action movie ? It’s a dark night . The hero puts on night vision goggles and immediately sees the bad guy hiding . You ask yourself , “ Do these things really work ?” The answer is yes . Night vision goggles allow you to see a person standing about 200 meters away on a dark , cloudy night . You can even see a lit cigarette from 20 kilometers away . In the past , only the army and the police used night vision goggles . Today , helicopter pilots also use them to rescue people . The goggles are found on the pilot’s helmet and help him / her to see things such as trees , electricity lines and people . Not long ago , a helicopter rescue team saved the lives of two people seriously injured in a car accident on a dark country road in New Zealand . As the pilot said , “ Without night vision goggles , they wouldn’t have survived . ” EYE-TECH GLASSES Craig Lundberg has lived in a world of darkness ever since he was injured fighting in Iraq . But now there is some hope for him . Scientists have created the BrainPort – a new invention which allows a blind person to see with the help of his tongue . The BrainPort includes a tiny video camera connected to a pair of sunglasses . The sunglasses are connected to a plastic “ lollipop ” which the user places on the tongue . The tongue then sends the information from the lollipop to the brain . Craig is testing the glasses . He explains that he can feel the picture of whatever the camera is looking at on his tongue . “ It’s absolutely fantastic . … I walked down a corridor and I could make out the doorways , the walls and people coming towards me , ” he said . He can also reach out and pick up things without having to feel around for them . The scientists believe that BrainPort is helping to improve the lives of blind people . Craig is also hopeful , but he says he is a realist . “ I know this isn’t going to give me my sight back , but it could be the next best thing . I don’t have to touch anything … I can visualize things on my own just by wearing these glasses . ” Craig Lundberg with the BrainPort .

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