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Tiny camera in Illinois offers bug's eye view

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A tiny new camera developed at an Illinois university is giving researchers a bug's eye view.

The camera created by a research team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is about the size of a penny and mimics insects' bulging eyes. It features 180 micro-lenses, giving it a panoramic field of view and the ability to focus simultaneously on objects at different depths.

It could eventually be developed for uses ranging from security cameras to surgical endoscopes.

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