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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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You don’t need to be an international man of mystery for there to be value in the ability to pick a lock. Whether you have a penchant for forgetting your keys or just want to be there for friends and neighbors, learning to pick locks is a worthwhile skill. But that doesn’t mean you should go practicing on your front door; officers might not like that. Instead, get yourself this Lock Pick Training Kit, which includes a set of tools and a see-through padlock so you can watch what’s happening while you practice.