I don't know if this is a human retina melting, a lava well from a volcano near Mordor, or the eye of the devil himself. But what I do know is that the more I watch it, the more hypnotizing, darker, and scarier it gets.
Did you know July 4 is the busiest day of the year for firefighters and emergency rooms? Here's how to treat fireworks-related injuries. Everyone should read this by Friday.
I wrote about Visionary Effects awesome—and freaky—animatronics work before. The second version of their robotic eye with dilating pupil is even more impressive and way freakier. Just amazing. I wish I had a pair of these on my living room walls. [Thanks Visionary Effects!]
Eyes. They're the windows to someone's soul. They also look really cool when shot in an extreme close-up. For this week's Shooting Challenge, capture eyes. Well, eye.
Yesterday, Gino Covacci was walking peacefully by the sea when he found this: a gigantic, monstrous eye still oozing blood. Scientists haven't identified the leviathan who lost it yet. Was it a giant squid, a whale, or the eye from a titanic monster born mutant because of nuclear tests?
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be temporarily blind? Of course you have. In fact, there is a way to trick your body into becoming blind, at least for a few minutes.
Electronic implants which restore sight to the blind aren't anything new, but one of their major stumbling blocks has been the need for an external power source. Now, that's about to change, because a team of researchers has built a digital implant out of infrared-slurping photovoltaic pixels—so it can power itself.
You're the patient? Excellent, please lie down on this table. I'll be your doctor today but will be working from the next room, remotely controlling the needle-wielding robot above you—I'll try not to sneeze! Just kidding. So, who's ready for some eye surgery?
After a close encounter with Death's sickle during a car accident in 2005, Tanya Vlach lost her left eyeball. Not content with any old prosthetic replacement, she wants the Kickstarter community to fund a totally Terminator-style cyborg eyeball.
As cataracts is the main cause for blindness, a phone accessory that diagnoses cataracts could cut down on blindness, particularly in the developing world. As shown in the video here, MIT's CATRA is a low-cost solution which not only detects cataracts, but also tracks the severity of them over time.
A fascinating prototype of sensor the size of a cubic millimeter has been developed with a lot of brilliant technology inside—never mind that its specifically meant for glaucoma patients. The device takes measurements every 15 minutes and uploads the readings once a day by 400 and 900MHz frequencies. Because of the…
A Japanese research team has successfully grown a "rudimentary" mouse eye in a petri dish using stem cells. This has many implications for future research and curing blindness. Above is a time-lapse video of the stem sells spontaneously organizing into an "optic cup"—the precursor to an eye. Now they need to grow a…
The life-changing artificial retina by Second Sight has today been given the go-ahead by European officials, making it the world's first to actually go on sale, to anyone who needs it. Well, anyone with $100,000 spare, that is.
Bog-standard, boring laptop this may look like, but it's actually got a really novel twist. Using Tobii's eye-control technology, the Lenovo laptop can scroll through websites and documents, and even select items, just through the power of the user's eyesight.
Pixiq has a great write up on the similarities and differences between the human eye and a camera. Apparently, we're the same in image focusing and light adjustment but different in lens focus and sensitivity to light. What else?
Researchers are currently testing electronic implants which are designed to restore sight to individuals with certain types of blindness. As you can see by this video, the initial trials are encouraging.
Scientists believe that fly eyes are perfectly shaped for manufacturing efficient solar cells. Specifically, copying the eye of the Blowfly would allow solar cells to "collect sunlight from a larger area than just light that falls directly on a flat surface."
It seems that The Eagles were on to something when they sang that "there ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes," because researchers are working on eye-tracking technology which will detect dishonesty better than a traditional polygraph test.
Telescopic eye implants have just been approved by the FDA and they're just as crazy as they sound. It's literally like attaching a miniature telescope to an eye, magnifying what a person can see by 2.2-2.7 times.
Public art can be pretty weird, but rarely is it as weird as "EYE," an unblinking, three story tall eyeball that's now scaring the dickens out of Chicago.