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Engineering faculty to appear on National Geographic special

Two Washington University in St. Louis faculty members are included in a National Geographic Channel Explorer episode scheduled to air Sunday, Feb. 14. The one-hour documentary, called “Explorer: Eyes Wide Open” will be broadcast on cable providers nationwide at 8 p.m. ET.

The special focuses on the evolution of sight and how eyes and the sense of sight continue to inspire novel imaging technologies that are used for early cancer detection.

Viktor Gruev, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and Spencer Lake, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science, both in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, will appear in the program to explain how technology based on the eyes of the mantis shrimp are inspiring new designs in cameras and imaging.

Read more in The Source.