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Google’s latest moon shot is a smart contact lens for diabetes patients

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

Google has shrunk down a chip and sensor system so small it can be embedded in a contact lens.

Instead of a circuit board, the tiny pieces are connected to a circular gold foil antenna mounted on a flexible plastic-like material that comfortably sits on a person's eye, outside of their own sight.

Why? To help people with diabetes.

Read the entire story at Re/code, here.

By Liz Gannes and James Temple, recode.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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