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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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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