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FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

It's the difference between a grainy black-and-white film and HD.<p>Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of …

'Rebound' is a maddeningly simple physics game

Sometimes the simplest games are the most difficult. That's certainly the case in <i>Rebound</i>, a game in which the only goal is to get a pole as far to the right as possible, but where actually getting very far is incredibly challenging. The trick is that the pole's only means of propulsion is bouncing …

Your body contains 100 trillion bacteria, but that's a good thing

The human body is inhabited by bacteria and microorganisms — for every cell, there are around 10 resident microbes, which form on the surface of your skin, on your tongue, and deep inside your body. As research into the human microbiome continues to evolve, scientists are discovering how a person's …

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal

A one-way trip to Mars sounds like something you'd wish on your worst enemy — so why would more than 78,000 people from around the world pay up to $75 for a chance to die on another planet?<p>"I can say I have an ulterior motive," said David Brin, who has written more than a dozen science-fiction …