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The Future Is In The Bionic Eye of The Beholder

21 MAY 2020

TOP STORY

This Bionic Eye Is Better Than a Real One, Scientists Say

Researchers say they’ve created a proof-of-concept bionic eye that could surpass the sensitivity of a human one. “In the future, we can use this for better vision prostheses and humanoid robotics,” researcher Zhiyong Fan, at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, told Science News.

The eye, as detailed in a paper published in the prestigious journal Nature today, is in essence a three-dimensional artificial retina that features a highly dense array of extremely light-sensitive nanowires.

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OF INTEREST

Astronomers: Ancient “Wolfe Disk” Should Never Have Existed

Astronomers say that a massive disk galaxy from the ancient universe, known as the “Wolfe Disk,” should never have existed. “Most galaxies that we find early in the universe look like train wrecks because they underwent consistent and often ‘violent’ merging,” Max Planck Institute for Astronomy researcher Marcel Neeleman said in a statement. “These hot mergers make it difficult to form well-ordered, cold rotating disks like we observe in our present universe.”

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NEWS IN QUOTES

“ Participants will experience environmental aspects similar to those astronauts are expected to experience on future missions to Mars.