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  • POll: With Hillary's ocular dyskinesia getting worse, off the campaign again?

    10/26/2016 10:48:37 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 39 replies
    Headline of the Day Poll With Hillary's ocular dyskinesia getting worse, will her handlers pull her off the campaign again? Yes, they can't risk another seizure No, they will count on the news media to cover up any "episodes"
  • Even in the Future Hillary Has Crazy Eyes

    10/22/2016 12:01:42 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 7 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 10-22-2016
  • Don’t Worry, We’ve Got a Plan

    09/23/2016 5:16:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-23-2016 | MOTUS
    Okay, it’s official: no public appearances (including fund raisers!) until debate night. CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has cleared her public campaign schedule as of Thursday to focus on preparing for Monday's presidential debate, while her opponent Donald Trump will continue campaigning in swing states through Saturday, according to their campaign schedules. – UPI Since Hilz, the smartest woman in the world, is already eminently qualified to be president -she doesn’t need to waste time reviewing issues. Instead, her prep will include the following:Effective techniques for stifling a yawn, lest someone claim she’s too...
  • TWITTER VIDEO: Hillary has Bette Davis eyes

    09/21/2016 11:07:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    dfu via Twitter ^ | 9-21-16 | DFU
    Click on Twitter link provided and enjoy a 20-second mocking

    03/11/2008 12:40:04 PM PDT · by hecht · 71 replies · 5,765+ views
    I always assumed that she was a natural blue of the nordic-WASP variety, until Dick Morris said otherwise. I knew her hair had lightened over the ears, but I assummed it was originally a shade of dirty b;onde. If she has indeed eyes as brown as Obamas, could it be that she wears blue contacts for racial reasons?
  • Eye Lenses Regenerated Using Infants' Own Stem Cells

    03/22/2016 10:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 03/14/2016 | by Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor
    Stem cells could help treat people with cataracts and even some who are blind by regenerating eye tissue and replacing flawed lenses, according to new experiments in children and rabbits. In order for people to see properly, both the lens of the eye and the cornea — the layer of tissue that covers the eye in front of the lens — must be transparent. Current treatments for people who have clouding in the lens or cornea involve artificial implants or donor transplants, respectively, but these surgical procedures can be risky, researchers said. In the new research, scientists performed minimally invasive...
  • Ulster scientists in breakthrough which could end curse of hereditary blindness (N. Ireland)

    09/12/2015 2:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 09/11/2015 | Laura Abernethy
    Ulster University scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough which it is hoped could cure hereditary blindness. They have discovered a treatment that can target the gene that leads to corneal dystrophy—a condition that causes cloudy deposits on the cornea. […] Currently, those with corneal dystrophy face a lifetime of treatment and the only option for those who go blind is a corneal transplant from a donor eye, but this has risks and varying success rates. […] But the new treatment, developed by scientists at the University’s School of Biomedical Science, currently involves just one injection into the eye, which destroys...
  • Trump: Megyn Kelly should apologize to me

    08/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump on Monday tried to move beyond his controversial remark that Fox News host Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her ... wherever," saying he was not the one who should apologize. "The fact is she asked me a very inappropriate question. She should really be apologizing to me," the Republican presidential candidate said Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists

    04/24/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Apr 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Science News Teach children outside to save their vision, say scientists By Sarah Knapton, Science Editor 5:35PM BST 23 Apr 2015 Children should be allowed to study outside to stop them becoming short-sighted, a new study suggests. Researchers believe that youngsters are spending so long inside for lessons that it is damaging their eyesight. In China, pupils are already being taught in huge translucent boxes to try and halt their vision decline after a study found that 80 per cent of children in Beijing were short-sighted. Around 40 per cent of Britons suffer from myopia, or short-sightedness, with experts warning...
  • You + Your Man Both Have Blue Eyes? You're Related, Says Science!

    03/08/2015 7:17:33 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    Your Tango ^ | March 8, 2015 | Nicole Weaver
    Do you have blues eyes? (Lucky you!) Are you dating someone with blue eyes? (Even luckier!) You may think the eye color similarity is no different than dating with someone with a similar hair color or skin tone, but science just revealed that BOOM: All people with blue eyes are genetically linked. Thus, you and your blue-eyed hunny are both definitely related somehow - and even weirder, your shared relative can be narrowed down to one ancestor! A study at University of Copenhagen found that because blue eyes are a genetic mutation — before said mutation, everyone in the world...
  • Legislators Block Low-Cost Eye Exams in Michigan

    11/19/2014 11:05:27 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/17/2014 | Anne Schieber
    Starting next month, consumers nationwide will be able to take a $30 online eyeglass exam and get a prescription from the convenience of their home – but Michigan residents will be left in the dark. That's because last spring the Michigan Legislature passed – and Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law – Senate Bill 853, which bans automated eye exam and eyeglass kiosks. Although the company offering the online eye exams doesn’t think the law applies to them, the founder said he doesn't want to take any chances by operating in Michigan. “We're afraid that even if our lawyers give...
  • Saudi Arabia outlaws ‘tempting eyes’

    11/15/2014 7:05:22 PM PST · by TWhiteBear · 80 replies
    Metro(UK) ^ | 4 Nov 20124 | Harry Readhead
    A new law in Saudi Arabia banning ‘tempting eyes’ has become the latest example of female oppression in the country. The law, which states that women with alluring eyes will be forced to wear a full veil, has been branded ‘stupid’ by dissenters and roundly criticised on social media, reports. Sheikh Motlab al Nabet, spokesman of the Saudi Arabian Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, said they ‘had the right’ to force women to cover their face. ‘The men of the committee will interfere to force women to cover their eyes, especially the tempting...
  • Obama Eyes Major Immigration Move

    07/24/2014 10:48:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    time ^ | 7/24/14 | Alex Altman
    The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants RECOMMENDED FOR YOU World Cup Whimsy Captured in New McDonalds Ad Why America Doesn't Like Soccer, And How That Can Be Changed Health - TIME by Taboola When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants. If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences. The activists met privately with the President and his...
  • Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking

    06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | June 29, 2014 | Matt Cantor
    There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us. The Guardian notes Brown's research spun out of her catching sight of her own reflection one day—walking into a supermarket in scruffy painting clothes but looking, she believed "quite cool," thanks to her sunglasses. That may be because, first of all, symmetry makes us look better, and sunglasses...
  • All in the eyes: corneal reflections in photos can help solve crimes

    01/01/2014 7:20:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Dec 31, 2013
    All in the eyes: corneal reflections in photos can help solve crimes Tuesday 31 December 2013 - 8am PST The eyes are not just the mirror of the soul, they also mirror the world around us. Now, a UK team has found that today's high-resolution digital images are now so detailed, they can enlarge the eyes in people's photos and retrieve images of out-of-shot bystanders reflected on their corneas. Combine this with the fact human beings are very efficient at recognizing faces, even from poor quality images, and you have the makings of a rich forensic resource for solving crimes....
  • What are you going to believe, your eyes or your ears?

    01/16/2013 3:12:52 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have found myself in recent years insisting that people believe their ears and not their eyes.Now our flesh demands to see by its own unregenerate power, only then will the flesh say it believes. But the truth is, our flesh does not often believe even when it sees. We usually figure, “they have some way of doing that” or perhaps we’ll say, “This is a trick, an illusion.” And illusionist can do some pretty amazing stuff! (See the video below).But the Scriptures are clear to say that Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom...
  • Mantis shrimp have the world’s best eyes – but why?

    09/08/2013 8:04:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 9/4/13 | Amanda Franklin
    As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown. We see what we see because our eyes have three photoreceptors, red, green and blue. Our vision is good compared to dogs which have only two photoreceptors (green and blue), but is nothing compared to many birds who have four photoreceptors: ultraviolet (UV) as well as red, green and blue. The addition of a UV photoreceptor is hard to imagine, but if we consider invertebrate vision it gets even more...
  • Study finds eyes hold clues to stroke risk

    08/14/2013 6:15:39 AM PDT · by themedguru
    BELLEVUE, WA – -( You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.” This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August! These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we...
  • Deputies: Woman cut out mom's eyes with kitchen knife

    07/12/2013 6:31:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2013 | Brett Clarkson
    After dragging her mom by the hair into their Lake Worth apartment, Ferna Quesner savagely beat her and cut out her eyes with a kitchen knife, deputies said. "I was trying to kill the cat, and she is the cat," Quesner allegedly told deputies, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrest report. She also allegedly said "I don't want to go to prison," but deputies took her to the Palm Beach County Jail, where she remained in custody Thursday.
  • Scientists discover brand-new body part

    06/14/2013 11:22:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    National Post ^ | JUNE 14, 2013
    Embedded in your eye is a body part that until recently, no one knew existed.
  • Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line

    01/04/2013 9:18:00 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | Jan 3, 2013
    Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line 03 Jan 2013 New research from Japan suggests that blinking does more than stop our eyes drying out: it is an active process that causes the brain to go off-line, into a more reflective mode, before giving renewed attention. Tamami Nakano of Osaka University and colleagues write about their findings in the 24 December online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, PNAS. In earlier work, where they had invited volunteers to watch Mr Bean videos, Nakano and colleagues discovered that people's eyes blink when they need to pay less attention,...
  • Human Eye Gives Researchers Visionary Design for New, More Natural Lens Technology

    11/13/2012 10:42:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | NA
    Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye. This innovative lens, which is made up of thousands of nanoscale polymer layers, may one day provide a more natural performance in implantable lenses to replace damaged or diseased human eye lenses, as well as consumer vision products; it also may lead to superior ground and aerial surveillance technology. This work, which the Case Western Reserve University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and PolymerPlus team describes in the Optical...
  • Goji berry may be key to treat blindness (diabetic retinopathy)

    07/26/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Inner West Courier, Australia ^ | July 10, 2012 | Shireen Khalil
    UNIVERSITY of Sydney researchers could be on to a remedy to fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes. Lead researcher Professor Basil Roufogalis said pharmacy researchers have identified the ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight diabetic retinopathy. "Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness for people with diabetes, with up to 60 per cent of people living with either type one or type two diabetes developing chronic hyperglycaemia, a condition which can damage retina cells," he said. Prof Roufogalis said the goji berry is abundant in taurine. "We found that goji berry protected against the death of cells caused...
  • New eyeglasses allow you to adjust prescription yourself

    05/31/2012 11:05:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 31 May 2012 | Bob Yirka
    A new kind of eyeglasses is now available from a British company that allows the wearer to adjust the prescription anytime, anywhere, via small thumb-dials on the sides. Called, Eyejusters, the glasses make use of a technology called a Slidelens, which very aptly describes how these glasses do their magic. Each lens is actually two lenses that have slightly different shapes; turning the thumb-dial causes one lens to move slightly left or right and that changes the focal point for the wearer. The lenses are moved until the person doing the focusing finds the sweet spot; which is exactly how...
  • Ageing eyes hinder biometric scans

    05/27/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 25 May 2012 | Duncan Graham-Rowe
    Research suggests that irises do not remain the same for life after all. Identifying people by scanning the irises of their eyes may not be as reliable as some governments and the public might think. That’s according to new research suggesting that irises, rather than being stable over a lifetime, are susceptible to ageing effects that steadily change their appearance over time. With iris recognition now being used at border control in countries such as the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, this has huge implications, says Kevin Bowyer, a professor of computer science at the University of Notre...
  • Boy's eyes gouged out with spoon 'by mum in Satanic ritual'

    05/25/2012 8:04:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | May 25, 2012 | NEIL MILLARD
    A MUM has been arrested over claims she gouged out the eyes of her five-year-old son with a SPOON as part of a Satanic ritual.
  • Ultrashort pulse laser surgery of the cornea and the sclera

    04/03/2012 7:49:33 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 9 replies
    Journal of Optics ^ | JULY 2010 | K Plamann
    REVIEW ARTICLE The strongly localized interaction process of ultrashort laser pulses with tissue makes femtosecond lasers a powerful tool for eye surgery. These lasers are now routinely used in refractive surgery and other forms of surgery of the anterior segment of the eye. Several clinical laser systems also offer options for corneal grafting and the potential use of ultrashort pulse lasers in glaucoma surgery has been the object of several recent studies which have shown promising results.While devices aimed for interventions in clear tissue may be based on available solid state or fibre laser technology, the development of tools for...
  • Peace Now's Friedman has her eyes opened

    02/29/2012 8:49:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/29/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I've been holding this post in the hope of finding video of Lara Friedman's appearance on James Zogby's Viewpoint on Sunday night in which this issue was discussed. I haven't found it yet. In an earlier post, I reported that 'Peace Now's Lara Friedman attended the 'International Conference to Save Jerusalem' in Qatar. At the time, I was appalled by Friedman's attendance and apparent support for the disgusting pretense that there is something wrong with Israel exercising sovereignty in its own capital. But maybe some good will come out of Friedman's attendance. On Sunday night, Friedman wrote a piece for...
  • Trump Eyes Run as 'Americans Elect' Presidential Candidate

    12/15/2011 1:37:21 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 31 replies
    ABC News/VIA Yahoo News ^ | Dec 14, 2011 | Amy Bingham
    The Donald is at it again. After citing his possible independent presidential bid as the reason only two GOP candidates agreed to attend his Newsmax-sponsored debate, which he backed out of moderating on Tuesday, Donald Trump is continuing to stoke the rumors that he will launch a presidential bid, this time as a possible Americans Elect candidate. "Thousands of e-mails from folks urging me to seek the Americans Elect Presidential nomination," Trump tweeted from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account Wednesday morning. Americans Elect is the first online, independent presidential nominating convention that aims to gain ballot access in all 50 states....

    11/22/2011 11:54:19 AM PST · by TBBT · 18 replies
    BODY LANGUAGE SIGNALS ^ | n/a | Justin Vernier
    How To Read Eye Directions Without going too deep into neuroscience, let’s look at how a person’s eye directions can tell you what they are actually thinking. You have probably heard that there are two main parts to the brain: - the right side: the emotional side, and - the left side: the logical side. When we look right or left for a period of time, one side of our brain gets activated more than the other. This is predictable for right-handed people: When a right-handed person - looks to the right, their left logical brain is dominant - looks...
  • Doctor claims he can turn brown eyes blue

    11/02/2011 8:40:33 PM PDT · by Lady Lucky · 29 replies
    (Daily) Mail Online ^ | 11/02/11 | Claire Bates
    Dr Gregg Homer, from Stroma Medical in California said his Lumineyes technology uses a laser tuned to a specific frequency to turn brown eyes to blue.
  • Cheaper eye drug proves as good as pricier one (wet macular degeneration)

    04/28/2011 4:38:30 PM PDT · by decimon · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2011 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    A much cheaper drug has proved just as good as a $2,000 monthly shot at treating a common eye disorder that can lead to blindness, a long-awaited study has found. It also shows that patients can be treated less often, sparing them a lot of pain and expense. The results are expected to lead many doctors and patients to turn away from the pricier Lucentis and instead use $50 shots of Avastin for an age-related condition called wet macular degeneration.
  • Chris Christie Hits the Entitlement Mentality Right Between the Eyes

    03/27/2011 6:39:38 PM PDT · by Son House · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 23, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Last night in Trenton, New Jersey, Chris Christie appeared on the radio, Ask the Governor show, and he spoke with a caller Penny in Blackwood. She said, "I would like to know why you want to take at least 13% out of state employees' pay for health care. Between what my husband and I make, you're talking about $600 a month out of our money which is gonna cut into our food and our other bills. How do you expect us to live, governor?" CHRISTIE: How I expect you to live, Penny, is you're gonna have to pick a...
  • Political Leanings Revealed by the Eyes

    12/28/2010 11:32:59 AM PST · by anymouse · 28 replies · 1+ views
    LiveScience ^ | Mon Dec 27, 2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    (snip) A new study suggests that liberals are more likely than conservatives to follow other people's eye movements. People normally respond to "gaze cues," or the direction that another person is looking, by glancing to see what caught that person's attention. The new study, to be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, finds that liberals respond much more strongly to such cues than conservatives. The finding is the latest in a series of clues that liberals and conservatives may be subtly different on a biological level, said study researcher Michael Dodd, a psychologist at...
  • Biden's Irish eyes mist as he bids farewell to retiring Dodd **SNIFF**

    11/18/2010 7:16:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 11/17/10 | LARA MARLOWE
    Biden's Irish eyes mist as he bids farewell to retiring DoddLARA MARLOWE in Washington The Irish Times - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 THE SECRET Service searched the Irish ambassador’s residence, then they blocked the street off. Promptly at 7.30pm on Monday, Joe Biden, the first Irish Catholic vice-president of the US, was met on the doorstep by the ambassador, Michael Collins, and his wife, Marie. The Collinses were hosting a dinner in honour of Senator Chris Dodd, who will retire at the end of the year, after 35 years in the US House and Senate. All eight of Dodd’s great...
  • Lab made cornea offers new hope for restored vision

    08/25/2010 12:11:36 PM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | August 25, 2010 | Pamela Rutherford
    Corneas made in the laboratory have successfully restored the sight of 10 Swedish patients with significant vision loss.Produced entirely from synthetic collagen, the implants offer the tantalising possibility for a replacement to human donor tissues. The custom-made corneas work by prompting regeneration of the nerves and cells in the eye. This is the first time vision has been restored in this way. > The patients all recovered their sight as well as if they had received human donor corneas. In some respects, recovery of the eye was better than when compared to a human graft. "Nerve regeneration was faster in...
  • New Zealand eyes income tax cuts

    04/20/2010 1:12:22 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 2 replies · 374+ views (Financial Times) ^ | April 19 2010 11:00 | Anna Fifield in Washington
    New Zealand’s centre-right government is considering cutting income tax rates and increasing the goods and services tax when it releases its budget next month as part of its efforts to rebalance the economy and make the country more internationally competitive. ... The Financial Times understands that the government will almost certainly increase the goods and services tax from 12.5 per cent to 15 per cent, to discourage excessive consumption, while cutting income tax rates.
  • Man guilty of cutting out Jacksonville DJ's eyes

    03/28/2010 9:46:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies · 1,266+ views ^ | March 25, 2010 | Paul Pinkham
    Anthony Blakely was satisfied with guilty verdicts against the Jacksonville man who cut his eyeballs out during a 2008 attack, but he said it's still hard to grasp how much of life's beauty was stolen from him that night. "It brings closure, but it's still a little empty," Blakely said minutes after a jury convicted Foster Rayfield Leon of kidnapping and attempted second-degree murder with a weapon.
  • Health Care and Vision Correction

    03/25/2010 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 397+ views ^ | 03/25/2010 | Mark Roberts
    Having problems seeing either at a distance or close up? Is the newsprint getting fuzzier, or is the computer screen more blurry than it used to be? Are you having issues seeing vehicles coming at you in the opposite lane or really unable to clearly see the traffic signs? It may be time for you to get to the optometrist or opthalmologist depending upon your vision condition. If you already are wearing some type of vision correction such as contact lenses or eyeglasses, maybe it's time to go back for a followup exam to find out if you need help...
  • Pilot Shot Between The Eyes Rescues Comrades

    03/05/2010 1:23:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 901+ views
    SkyNews ^ | 3/5/10 | Roddy Mansfield, Sky News Online
    A British pilot got shot between the eyes as he flew his Chinook helicopter into a firefight in Afghanistan - but he still managed to land safely and rescue all 20 people on board. Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune, 28, was sent in to Helmand Province to rescue casualties as a ferocious battle raged between American and Afghan troops and Taliban rebels. As he approached the fire-zone the fighting was so intense he had to circle the area several times until it was safe to land
  • Shrimp's eye points way to better DVDs

    10/25/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,252+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2009 | Ben Hirschler
    LONDON (Reuters) – The amazing eyes of a giant shrimp living on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could hold the key to developing a new type of super high-quality DVD player, British scientists said on Sunday. Mantis shrimps, dubbed "thumb splitters" by divers because of their vicious claws, have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see in 12 primary colors, four times as many as humans, and can also detect different kinds of light polarization -- the direction of oscillation in light waves.
  • US eyes energy, financial sanctions on Iran

    09/28/2009 10:52:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 401+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/29/09 | MATTHEW LEE
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration is working up plans to push for new sanctions against Iran, targeting its energy, financial and telecommunications sectors if it does not comply with international demands to come clean about its nuclear program, U.S. officials said Monday. The officials said the U.S. would expand its own penalties against Iranian companies and press for greater international sanctions against foreign firms, largely European, that do business in the country unless Iran can prove that its nuclear activities are not aimed at developing an atomic weapon.
  • Sources: US eyes more drone hits on terror havens

    09/21/2009 4:00:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 451+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/21/09 | Lara Jakes and anne Gearan - ap
    WASHINGTON – The White House is considering expanding counterterror operations in Pakistan to refocus on eliminating al-Qaida instead of mounting a major military escalation in Afghanistan. Two senior administration officials said Monday that the renewed fight against the terrorist organization could lead to more missile attacks on Pakistan terrorist havens by unmanned U.S. spy planes. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because no decisions have been made. Top aides to President Barack Obama said he still has questions and wants more time to decide.
  • Michelle Obama Wears Suicide Belt, Blows Up Fashion Sense.

    09/20/2009 4:24:51 AM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 37 replies · 4,421+ views
    Mr Mannn Presents ^ | 9/20/09 | Vanity
    I know what she is trying to do. She wants to channel Jackie O, but she comes across as a Walmart wannabe. Is this the best her staff of 20+ clucking hens can come up with? Her every outfit is progressively worse and her "Jackie O on the Shortbus" look is not catching on. Is America rushing to imitate the trends of the first lady? NO. Are women's fashions showing up with belts worn under the bosom? NO. Are trendy stores introducing a line of Fabulous Fall MO clothing? NO. Its time to come out and say it. Michelle, your...

    08/05/2009 12:28:00 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 17 replies · 1,569+ views
    Bible and The Comforter ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A Bourbon ( Blasphemous name " Harlot "Rev 13:2 ) , a brawl ( Rev 13:7) a drink of death( Rev 13:2) , A wound to the head ! But truly only an upset (Rev13:3), For truly what you are about to behold , Is the book and words of Revelation about to unfold , A scroll revealed and come to pass , A man that appears as a jackass , (beast , False hosanna )(Rev13:4) , A false hosanna come to call , Many will follow many will fall , But to the wise true worshippers that see !...
  • Vernon, N.J. family reaches out to others with rare eye disorder (Peters anomaly)

    07/15/2009 3:47:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 479+ views
    star ledger ^ | July 05, 2009 | Joe Moszczynski
    Jennifer and Jason Bott knew immediately there was something terribly wrong with their newborn daughter. "Something in my heart said something was wrong," said Jennifer Bott, 31, whose daughter, Emily, was born with slightly misaligned eyes and "cloudy" corneas, a condition that was initially a mystery to the young Vernon parents -- as well as to their doctors. "We were on such a high, to be parents again, and this was like a slap in the face. They didn't alert us of any problems until the next day," added 32-year-old Jason Bott. The Botts eventually learned their daughter, now 20...
  • Obama eyes Meredith Baker for U.S. FCC position

    06/25/2009 4:50:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 17,479+ views
    reuters ^ | 6/25/09 | staff
    President Barack Obama plans to nominate Meredith Attwell Baker to a Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday. Baker has more than 12 years of experience in telecommunications and technology policy in the private and public sector, the White House said. She is a former Commerce Department official.
  • The cell that might save sight - Why stem-cell therapy could start with the eyes

    06/19/2009 12:48:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 936+ views
    Nature Reports Stem Cells ^ | 11 June 2009 | Amber Dance
    Look to the retina as a likely site for the first success in stem-cell therapy. "The eye is the best place to test proof-of-concept for stem cell-based therapies," says Martin Friedlander of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Friedlander is co-founder of EyeCyte, also in La Jolla, whose investors include industry heavyweight Pfizer. Several laboratories are exploring stem-cell-derived transplants to delay or prevent blindness, and Pfizer recently put up funds for a project nearing human trials at University College London (UCL). Why the eye appeal? As organs go, it is easily accessible, somewhat protected from the immune system's...
  • Stem Cells Cultured On Contact Lens Restore Sight In Patients With Blinding Corneal Disease

    06/06/2009 3:51:53 AM PDT · by Post5203 · 36 replies · 2,531+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 5, 2009 | Adapted from materials provided by University of New South Wales
    In a world-first breakthrough, University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical researchers have used stem cells cultured on a simple contact lens to restore sight to sufferers of blinding corneal disease. Sight was significantly improved within weeks of the procedure, which is simple, inexpensive and requires a minimal hospital stay. The research team from UNSW’s School of Medical Sciences harvested stem cells from patients’ own eyes to rehabilitate the damaged cornea. The stem cells were cultured on a common therapeutic contact lens which was then placed onto the damaged cornea for 10 days, during which the cells were able to...