An implant attached to the retinas of people blinded by Retinitis Pigmentosa is allowing them to see, in many cases, for the first time in years. The implant, approved for use in the United States on Thursday (February 14), is part of a technology called Argus II which creates visual signals with stimulii sent directly from the implant to the brain.
Reuters (Nov. 12, 2013) A team of eye-car professionals has developed technology that turns an Android smartphone into a portable, low-cost eye examination kit for use in remote areas of the developing world. Its designers ... watch video
TheStreet (June 10, 2014) Ford and Heinz are teaming up to find a new use for tomatoes: car parts. Together, the automaker and food processing company plan to fund research to explore the use of tomato fiber as a sustainable ... watch video
AP (Oct. 9, 2014) A year after being fitted with a bionic eye, Jeroen Perk has taken up archery, something that was unthinkable before his surgery. The Dutch Customs & Excise worker lost his sight completely due to ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 25, 2015) Scientists in Austria have been able to fit patients who've lost the use of a hand with bionic prostheses the patients control with their minds.
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AP (Oct. 11, 2013) A robot dubbed 'The Incredible Bionic Man' is making its American debut. Built in the U.K., the 6'5 cyborg uses artificial body parts designed by scientists from around the world. AP was there for ... watch video
May 1, 2015 Scientists have combined atomic force microscopy and mass spectrometry into one instrument that can probe a polymer sample in three dimensions and overlay information about the topography of its ... read more
May 1, 2015 A novel, truly biocompatible alginate hydrogel has been developed that can be synthesized using 'click chemistry' towards better delivery of drugs, growth factors and living cells for biomedical ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 High-resolution imaging of plant cells is important in many plant studies, and the most commonly used method is scanning electron microscopy (SEM). But SEM can have limitations, including damage to ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Scientists have identified key mechanisms of the aging process of catalyst particles that are used to refine crude oil into gasoline. This advance could lead to more efficient gasoline ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 In order to carry out their functions, proteins need to move. Scientists have developed a new technique to study motions in proteins with unprecedented accuracy. The method, which is based on NMR, ... read more
Apr. 30, 2015 Soft tissue disorders like tumors are very difficult to recognize using normal X-ray machines, as there is hardly any distinction between healthy tissue and tumors. Researchers have now developed a ... read more