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Handheld device detects blindness in infants

Retinopathy of prematurity affects 16,000 premature babies a year. Without having to touch the eye, this device provides detailed, 3D imaging to better diagnose the disorder.

By Sep. 30, 2009


Ep. 536: Where we're suffering from stereo blindness

All week long we've been talking about the popularity of 3D technology, both in the home and in the theater, and we've finally decided to invite someone on the show to answer our questions on the future of home theater. David Katzmaier, senior editor of TVs and home theater for CNET, joins us on today's episode of The 404 podcast to fill us in on the latest developments in the world of 3D TVs and what we can expect to see down the line.

By Mar. 12, 2010


Scientists print eye cells using inkjet printer

University of Cambridge researchers print two types of retinal cells from adult rats and hope the development could one day contribute to a cure for some types of human blindness.

By Dec. 20, 2013


Sunglasses designed to clear things up for the color blind

Upcoming sunglasses promise to make traffic signals and picking out ripe fruit easier for people with color blindness.

By Sep. 7, 2012


Telescopic contact lenses could give superhero vision

Researchers develop a contact lens that acts like a telescope when used with a special pair of glasses, offering a potential new solution for people with age-related macular degeneration.

By Jul. 2, 2013


Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin

The continuous glucose monitor -- which checks levels every one to five minutes -- works with a smartphone or tablet to calculate the amount of insulin the patient needs and delivers it via a pump.

By Jun. 19, 2013


Why headphones are hazardous to your health

No, not because of ear damage. A new study finds that serious injuries to headphone-using pedestrians have more than tripled since 2004.

By Jan. 18, 2012


New artificial retina helps blind mice see

Cornell researchers decode mice brain signals necessary in vision and use the data to create a retinal prosthetic. Next up, monkeys and, possibly, humans.

By Aug. 14, 2012


Apple, Samsung once again haggle over damages

Apple and Samsung head back to court to hash out some of the remaining details in the case that was decided largely in Apple's favor.

By Dec. 6, 2012