Crazy Brain Implants Give Lab Rats a Sixth Sense and Let Them "Touch"…

It's not every day that science and crazy brain implants lead to the generation of what is essentially a new sense, but it is that day today. Scientists from Duke University have found a way to make rats "feel" invisible infrared light and someday that same tech could give sight to the blind, or give us humans extras… » 2/14/13 10:57am 2/14/13 10:57am

I See No Possible Dangers to Embedding Swarovski Crystals in Contact…

Gee whiz guys, why didn't any of us think of this sooner? You know Swarovski crystals, those fancy, shiny pieces of glass that kind of look like diamonds but are much cheaper? Let's put them in contact lenses » 9/02/08 12:00pm 9/02/08 12:00pm! Sure, it's essentially putting shards of glass on your eye, but it's just so looking! Bling bling! Going…

Touch Sight Camera Lets the Blind Take Pictures, Sort Of

When you're born blind, there are a few things you probably don't expect to do: become an airline pilot, use a camera and type on the iPhone, to name a few. Chueh Lee, a designer at Samsung in China wants to remedy that second one with his Touch Sight camera design, which instantly creates a Braille-like relief image… » 8/13/08 10:00pm 8/13/08 10:00pm

Russian Ravers Blinded By Best (and Last) Laser Show They'll Ever See

Another reason I'm glad I was never a rave kiddie whenever it was trendy in the US: Trippy lasers beamed into your eyes will blind you. A gaggle of Russian ravers at the July 5 Aquamarine Open Air Festival discovered this after tents erected to deflect heavy rains partially refracted lasers intended for skyward… » 7/14/08 12:40pm 7/14/08 12:40pm

Cats Getting "Bionic Eyes;" Humans Next

An experimental new blindness cure is currently being tested on our feline friends, with light-sensing chips being placed at the backs of their eyes to restore sight. Since cats have similar eyes to humans and can get retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that leads to blindness, just like us, they make a great stand-in for… » 1/23/07 11:25am 1/23/07 11:25am