Lazy Eye Treatment Gets a Power up from AAO Researchers

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has presented a treatment for amblyopia a.k.a. lazy eye in its 119th Annual meeting this year. Programmable Electronic Glasses have been developed by the AAO researchers to treat amblyopia. While the technology is simple, what it achieves is rather ground-breaking for children who suffer from the lazy eye.

What is lazy eye?

Lazy eye is a condition found in children who have a weak eyesight in an eye that did not develop normally. This happens ...

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GE and Wattpad Create New Adventures in Science

Innovation at General Electric takes a new turn as the 125 year old company decides to resurface ‘Adventures in Science’ along with Wattpad. GE hardly needs an introduction, with the company influencing our everyday lives through its many products. Wattpad has a social network of readers and writers who have brought life into many stories. GE has selected six of their most eminent writers to create science-fiction stories that are based on the real work of GE scientists who ...

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Social Isolation Promotes Self Preservation

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human.” Aristotle, who was a Greek philosopher in the 3rd century BC, had a close insight of human nature. In the above lines, he has subtly mentioned what we are able to prove today using modern science.

A socially isolated person becomes more aware of the situation and the environment around him. This kicks off the ...

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TOR Browser – Anonymity Augmented

Tor short for the Onion Router, is the world’s most secure web browser that aims at providing anonymity to its users. While a regular user may not worry much about anonymity when it comes to using the internet, it is of prime importance to people who rely on utmost privacy for their work or business.

Journalists, spies, political activists and citizens of oppressive nations often need a secure way of accessing the World Wide Web and sharing data which cannot be ...

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CoWriter – Children Learn as They Teach a Robot

Imagine yourself in your classroom during those early years when a certain ideology or a particular logic explained by your teacher simply felt like a labyrinth of words where you lost yourself not knowing how to find the right exit. We’ve been through the time when one topic or another did not make enough sense and asking too many questions got too embarrassing.

Children often develop self-esteem issues early in life when they are unable to grasp something being taught in ...

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Step into the Future with Delivery Robots

Step into the Future with Delivery Robots

Skype’s co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis have established Starship Technologies, which will be a part of the robotics industry. The company aims at solving the “last mile problem” by creating delivery robots that will deliver products to the homes of customers.

Although the company is still in its early stages, it envisages changing the face of retail marketing through delivery robots. The company plans to run a pilot project by the year 2016 ...

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New More Powerful 100Watt USB Standard Announced

This new more powerful USB standard could mean death for proprietary laptop chargers. The small rectangular USB connector has been welcomed as an industry standard for connecting all sorts of accessories for every machine possible in the last ten years.

There isn’t much that that little thing cannot do, except one thing: to deliver plenty of charge in a short period of time. It is the organizations that manage the USB standard that have now done something about this issue. Now, this ...

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Photographing Lightening Storms

Lightening is one of the most unpredictable forces of nature and can be amazing to capture with your camera. When we think about capturing a Lightening storm the first thing that comes to our mind is “how to capture the flash of light which moves so fast”. It looks a difficult and maybe impossible task, but in actual fact it is relatively easy.

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Business Data Management and Organization

Information management, in a broad sense, means organization of information. There are three stages in the handling of data in this situation. The first stage is gathering information from various sources. The second stage comprises of organizing the information as per the requirements of the user. The final stage consists of dispatching information to whoever requires it. Organization of both physical and electronic information like paper text, video and audio files and electronic documents, is included under the concept of ...

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Information Literacy Life Skills

To survive in the modern world we need to achieve a certain level of literacy and acquire information gathering skills. Part of this skill-set is to be able to decide what information is valid as opposed to information that is less reliable (or even complete fiction).

The multitude of sources supplying us all with information these days is vast! From television, radio and printed media right through to the more technologically advanced internet social communities, online news reporting and various other ...

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