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2011-07-05 11:35:00

MIT researchers have developed a device that can clip on to any smartphone and provide a diagnosis of cataracts within a few minutes. The standard test to detect cataracts requires a $5,000 piece of equipment called a slit lamp, as well as a trained physician to interpret its results. The new-inexpensive device scans the lens of the eye and creates a map showing its position, size, shape and density of cataracts, according to the researchers. Ramesh Raskar, the NEC Career Development...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'