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Reasons NOT to be an Astronaut -- Having to Wash Your Eyes

This photo here shows a spaceman washing his eyes. Because of the way water floats about in space thanks to gravity stuff, if something nasty gets in your eye up there there's no flapping a bit of water in your face from the sink. It's on with the eye-torture goggles for a rinse. Read More >>

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Looking at Orange Light is Like Drinking a Cup of Coffee

Light is an incredibly powerful force. Sure, it helps us see and gives us fast internet, but medical researchers keep stumbling upon new positive side-effects. A team of Belgian scientists, for instance, just discovered how a ten minute blast of orange light increases brain activity related to cognition and alertness. Read More >>

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What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

The new iPhone camera is eight megapixels. Meanwhile, Canon is reportedly testing a new DSLR with 75 megapixels. But how many megapixels is the human eye? That is, how many megapixels would an image the size of your field of vision need to be to look normal? Read More >>

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This Simple App Can Train Your Brain to Have 20/7.5 Vision

Everybody wishes they had super powers. The big problem with that shared ambition, however, is that super powers do not exist. Not unless you count superhuman vision. That does exist, and a new app promises to help you attain it. Read More >>

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Stare at This Illusion for 10 Seconds to Witness Witchcraft

Your eyes can paint colours onto blank objects. I swear! Just stare at the red dot in this optical illusion for 10 seconds and you'll see the black and white cityscape be transformed; each building will have its own nuanced colour. Magic! Read More >>

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Jamaican Dancehall Musicians Pioneer Insane Eyeball Tattoo Craze

Derick Walters, a man who sings in a dancehall stylee under the slightly more glamorous name of Mace, has apparently become the latest Jamaican singer to take part in the bewilderingly fashionable concept of the eyeball tattoo. That's a tattoo, only IN AND ON YOUR EYE. Read More >>

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Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Stop Six People Going Blind

A team of surgeons in Oxford have used a pioneering new form of gene therapy to stop six of their patients going blind and it's hoped the technique could be used to treat blindness more generally. Read More >>

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Playing Video Games With Your Eyes: Not As Cool As You'd Hope. Yet.

Kinect might be the big name in full-body motion control, but it's Tobii that's got eyes on lock. And while their past (awesome) demos have been interface-centric, now they're taking on games. It's not perfect yet but man do I ever want this to be awesome. Read More >>

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How the 20/20 Vision Scale Works

With more than 150 million people over in the United States (nearly half of the population) requiring some form of corrective eyewear to compensate for visual impairment, chances are you have had your eyesight graded on the 20/20 scale before. If you haven't, you have probably heard other people saying they have "20/20 vision" or even the phrase "hindsight is 20/20." The vision scale is so prevalent in American culture that there's even a TV news show named after it. Read More >>

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Google's Getting Serious About Prescription Glass

Google really knocked everybody's socks off when it revealed Glass last year, everybody except glasses wearers that is. As the company prepares to bring the device to market, though, Google doesn't want to leave anybody out, and that means creating Google Glass with prescription lenses. Read More >>

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Artist Creates by Spewing Paint Out of His EYEBALLS

Argentinian artist Leandro Granato describes himself as a "pintura ocular" that, as those with a rough knowledge of Spanish might be able to guess, translates to something like EYE PAINTER. And it's as weird as it sounds. Read More >>

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Why Your Dumb Eyeballs Keep Falling for Optical Illusions

Optical illusions are fun because you literally can't believe your eyes. But isn't it a little troubling that your eyes can get fooled like that? Why don't they show you the visual truth? How can you ever trust them if they don't? Read More >>

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The New Chip That Will Help Beam Displays Right at Your Eyes

Back at CES, Texas Instruments announced a new chip architecture for portable projectors. Now it's rolling out its first chip with that tech built-in. What's that mean for you? Better pictures to beam into your eyes. Read More >>

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Watch Out: Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted

It seems our eyes are deteriorating, and it could all be down to staring at small screens. New research by a sight clinic has shown that short sightedness has increased by over 35 per cent since 1997 and it's set get even worse. Stop looking at your phones people. And your computer screens while you're at it. Read More >>

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Your Smartphone Can Now Be Your Eye Doctor

It was only a matter of time before smartphones made the transition from communication device to full blown Star Trek tricorder. And with the development of Peek (an acronym for Portable Eye Examination Kit), that transition is nearly complete. Read More >>

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Of Course This Optometrist's Business Card Doubles As an Eye Test

Here's a brilliant way to drum up new business if you're an optometrist. Myung Dong, an eye doctor in Jeju, South Korea, found the perfect way to convince the local elderly population that they could benefit from glasses or other vision treatments: a business card featuring a self-administered eye test. Read More >>

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