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Plenty of you reading this will have been blessed with perfect eyesight. For the rest of us, it’s glasses, contacts or Lasik surgery. While we’re cool with whatever works best for you, advances in the world of contact science by researchers at the University of California San Diego have led to some pretty crazy new contact lenses that are worth talking about. Most notably, these new contact lenses allow the user to change focus and zoom based on blinking and their eye movements. The lenses themselves are “made out of stretchy polymer films that respond to electric signals generated by your eyes when they make a movement,” which allows the humans wearing them to control how they see their surroundings. As of right now, it still requires some external hardware and a special rig, but it’s only a matter of time before the technology goes full Skynet.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”