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New Device Stimulates Retina So Blind People Can Read
2012-11-22 13:21:30

[WATCH VIDEO: Patient Reading With Argus II] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers have streamed braille patterns directly into a blind person's retina for the first time, offering the ability to read four-letter words accurately and quickly. The ocular neuroprosthetic device, the Argus II, has been implanted in over 50 patients, giving them the ability to see color, movement and objects. The device uses a small camera mounted on a pair of...

Scientists Use Inner Ear For Battery Power
2012-11-07 15:25:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology that they have found a new way to help power an implantable electronic device in the ear, naturally. The scientists said they have demonstrated for the first time that they could use the inner ear to help power implantable electronic devices without impairing hearing. The inner ear in mammals is a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive...

Woman Regains Partial Sight With Bionic Eye Transplant
2012-08-31 15:32:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An Australian woman has partially regained her sight thanks to a prototype bionic eye scientists have developed. Dianne Ashworth had severe vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa, but thanks to a bionic eye transplant in May at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, she was able to see different shapes. "All of a sudden I could see a little flash ... it was amazing," Ashworth, who is 54 years old, said in a statement....


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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