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Google Patents Electronic Device That Would Be Injected Onto Your Freaking Eyeball

Merging biology with electronics isn’t a question of if, but when. Some enterprising biohackers have even decided that the time is now. Google-parent Alphabet appears to be preparing for our cybernetic future with a new patent for electronics that can be injected onto your eye.


I Can't Get Over The Vision's Sweater In These Captain America: Civil War Clips

I’m pretty sure other things are going on in this new footage from Civil War. Perhaps even delightful things! But The Vision is wearing a goddamn sweater in one of them, and now all capacity for critical thought has escaped me.


'Living Lens' Made From Stem Cells Could Treat Blindness

Scientists have used stem cells to cure blindness in rabbits — which could be incredible news for visually impaired people.


Australian Scientists Get A Wasp's Eye View

Ground-nesting wasps are incredibly good at navigating the world, particularly when it comes to re-locating their nests. By tracking the intricate flight patterns and visual focus of these insects, scientists have simulated what a wasp sees as it makes its journey back home.


Scientists Gave Praying Mantises Tiny 3D Glasses To Prove They Have 3D Vision

Scientists outfitted praying mantises with 3D glasses made of beeswax to confirm that the insects have 3D vision. But they couldn’t show the mantises the equivalent of IMAX films.


New Research Could Improve Artificial Retinas To Help A Blind Eye See

It’s possible to restore some rough semblance of sight in the blind with artificial retinas. New research suggests that varying the length of the electrical pulses used to let a blind eye “see” could enable much higher-resolution retinal implants, so that blind people can better navigate their environment with confidence.


A New Kind Of Bionic Eye Will Feed Images Directly Into Your Brain

Most types of bionic vision rely on using large parts of the exiting human visual system to restore sight. But a new technique will simply feed the output from a digital camera directly into the brain.


This Laser Camera Can See Around Corners

How can a person see around a blind corner? One answer is to develop X-ray vision. A more mundane approach is to use a mirror. But if neither are an option, a group of scientists led by Genevieve Gariepy have developed a state-of-the-art detector which, with some clever data processing techniques, can turn walls and floors into a “virtual mirror”, giving the power to locate and track moving objects out of direct line of sight.


Can These Glasses Help The Colourblind? We Put EnChroma To The Test

A company called EnChroma has built a pair of glasses that claims to restore colour vision for the colourblind. Predictably, the internet has erupted with excitement. But it’s not the first instance in which a piece of technology has made this bold assertion, and the science behind colour perception isn’t straightforward. We decided it was time to figure out what’s really going on.


A Mad Science Experiment Proves A Simple Evolutionary Hypothesis

You may consider your eyes a priceless commodity, but for Mexican cavefish, they were a burdensome expense. In a first-of-a-kind study, scientists have figured out exactly how much energy an animal saves by abandoning vision — in this case, anywhere from 5 to 15%.


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