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Dutch Launch 'intelligent Bicycle' That Warns of Danger

Dutch Launch 'intelligent Bicycle' That Warns of Danger

AFP (Dec. 16, 2014) The Netherlands launched its first-ever "intelligent bicycle", fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Wearable Sensor 'illuminates' Surroundings for the Blind

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Dec. 10, 2014) High school students in Poland develop wearable technology to help blind people navigate their surroundings. The device, nicknamed 'Torch', uses infrared sensors attached to the head and chest which emit a sound or vibrate at increasing intensity as the wearer approaches an object -- much like the way torchlight illuminates whatever the beam is focused on. Matthew Stock has more. Video provided by Reuters
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India Detains Doctor After Cataract Surgery Leaves 20 Blind

India Detains Doctor After Cataract Surgery Leaves 20 Blind

AFP (Dec. 6, 2014) Police detain two people after at least 20 patients who had free cataract surgery at a camp in northern India are left blind. Duration: 00:47 Video provided by AFP
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Spinal-Injury Treatment Focused On Sticky Scar Tissue

Spinal-Injury Treatment Focused On Sticky Scar Tissue

Newsy (Dec. 4, 2014) Research from Case Western Reserve University shows promising results for spinal cord treatments thanks to a compound that encourages nerve growth. Video provided by Newsy
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