Daily Devotional - January 23
Our frontline troops need night vision goggles, but often times, these goggles had a limited field of vision - seeing only 30-40 degrees. What was needed was a greater field of vision AND to be smaller and lighter. The engineers at BAE Systems looked to a tiny parasitic fly’s eyes (Xenos peckii). This parasitic fly’s compound eyes are different from other insect eyes; instead of thousands of tiny lenses, this fly has 50 lenses in each eye. Researchers were able to achieve the same imaging effect using only nine lenses.
Each lens is about the size of a cell phone camera lens and is arranged on a curved surface. They call it the “Bug Eye.” These new “Bug Eye” night vision goggles gives the wearer a 60 degree field of vision, almost double that of normal goggles. Also, the new “Bug Eyes” are lightweight and compact. Thousands of man hours went into developing this new technology. It would be an insult to tell these engineers that these new “Bug Eye” goggles happened by chance and accident. These engineers were only copying what had already been made by the great Designer, God Himself!
Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things.
~ Psalm 72:18
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett