Researchers claim to have created an electrochemical eye with a hemispherical retina made of a “high degree of structural similarity to a human eye”. It even mimics the viterous humour with an ionic liquid, researchers said.
Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary blindness in patients. The work is published December 21st 2018 in Communications Biology. “This is… Continue reading Identification Of Genes Required For Eye Development By High-Throughput Screening Of Mouse Knockouts
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye. The surface of the eye (the cornea) is usually transparent, but scars resulting from eye infection or trauma make it opaque causing blurred vision or in extreme cases complete blindness. Their pre-clinical… Continue reading Sustained Release Of Decorin To The Surface Of The Eye Enables Scarless Corneal Regeneration
You know those little motes or floaters that you sometimes see moving in your vision? Well, someday very soon, those could be Nanorobots. An international team of medical researchers has unveiled a new class of medical nanobots that can “swim” through the thick vitreous tissue of the eyeball. The propeller-shaped robots are designed to deliver… Continue reading A New Class Of Propeller Shaped Nanorobots That Can Swim Through The Eyeball’s Dense Tissue
These days if you have got even the vaguest interest in the automotive world it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the pace of electric vehicle integration is accelerating rapidly. And it’s not just Tesla either. Just about all the major car manufacturers, plus several independent companies now have one or more electric vehicle options… Continue reading Is Battery Swapping Is The Way Ahead?
Comet ATLAS, also known as C/2019 Y4 ATLAS, was first discovered on December 28, 2019, by a reflecting telescope atop Mauna Loa in Hawaii as part of the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS). By May 2020 Comet ATLAS was visible to the naked eye as it grew brighter, the Long-period comet ATLAS disintegrated just… Continue reading A Tail From Collapse Of Comet ATLAS
An international group of collaborators, including scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and The University of New Mexico, have discovered a new, temperate sub-Neptune sized exoplanet with a 24-day orbital period orbiting a nearby M dwarf star. The recent discovery offers exciting research opportunities thanks to the planet’s substantial atmosphere, small star, and how fast… Continue reading SCIENTISTS DISCOVER A NEW EXOPLANET WITH A RIPE ATMOSPHERE
A newfound black hole may be the closest black hole to Earth, and you can spot its cosmic home in the night sky without a telescope.
Betelgeuse is a red supergiant star roughly 700 light-years away from our own Solar System. Betelgeuse is usually the eleventh-brightest star in the night sky. After Rigel, the second brightest object in the constellation Orion, the rust-coloured star has attracted attention from astronomers for its relative closeness and potential for collapsing in a spectacular supernova event within the… Continue reading LEARN ABOUT THE SECOND BRIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE CONSTELLATION ORION: BETELGEUSE
Alien worlds may be all the rage, with their mystique and promise, but the orb we call home, planet Earth, has all the makings for a jaw-dropping blockbuster movie: from the drama of explosive volcanoes, past meteor crashes and catastrophic collisions between rocky plates to the seeming fantasy of the ocean’s deep abysses swirling with… Continue reading 10 Interesting Facts About Earth
The cold war between the US and Russia ended half a century ago. But it paved the way for Space exploration for the year to come. On 12 April 1961 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin made history by becoming the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space Race. Then the… Continue reading Building A Base On The Moon
Supermassive black holes are thought to be at the centre of most galaxies, and they are huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. But scientists have just spotted two absolute behemoths, that dwarf Sagittarius A*, and they are on a collision course.… Continue reading Two Supermassive Black Holes On A Collision Course
You have probably heard that carbon dioxide is warming the Earth, but how does it work? Is it like the glass of a greenhouse or like an insulating blanket? Well, not entirely. The answer involves a bit of quantum mechanics, but don’t worry, we’ll start with a rainbow. If you look closely at sunlight separated… Continue reading Global Warming Explained By Quantum Mechanics
Whether it’s Star Trek, Stargate or Babylon 5 wormholes have been showing up in science fiction for a long time. They are just a super convenient tunnel to another part of the universe, a way for sci-fi writers to send their characters across huge distances in the blink of an eye. And it turns out that they are not… Continue reading Let’s Understand Wormholes