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Could a blind fish help humans with sleep problems?

Could a blind fish help scientists learn more about human sleep patterns? Neuroscientist, Alex Keene, from Florida Atlantic University Institute joins Hari Sreenivasan via Google Hangout to discuss the blind Mexican catfish.

SciTech Now Episode 431

In this episode of SciTech Now, we explore the challenges of drawing extinct animals like dinosaurs; fabric as wearable technology; how blind fish can help humans with sleep problems; and the digestive power of goats.

The potential to restore vision to the blind

Researchers are testing a new type of implant that has the potential to restore vision to the blind. The implant is a hair like device that generates magnetic fields to induce electrical activity in the brain that stimulates the visual cortex. The device is being developed through a collaboration between Harvard Medical School, Mass General […]

SciTech Now episode 337

In this episode of SciTech Now, new clues about the lost colony on Roanoke Island; the potential to restore vision to the blind; what our devices reveal about us; and a shared work space for artists and scientists.