Image having a 360-degree view of the traffic around your car without looking out of a window; or recording all angles of the aisles of your shop with the help of very few cameras. Well, if a new flexible lens is anything to go by, this idea might soon be a possibility. Researchers from Columbia University’s Department of Computer Science have fabricated a flexible lens that allows the camera to be bent in any direction. The lens then adapts its optical properties with minimal aliasing.

Watch the video above to see how it works.