vision

Data reveals that long ago fish made the leap onto land

For many years scientists believed it was the development of limbs that led water dwelling creatures onto land. However, old fossil data may now reveal that it was in fact vision that prompted fish to make the leap onto land hundreds of millions of years ago. Malcolm MacIver, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering […]

SciTech Now Episode 339

In this episode of SciTech Now, taking farming to a whole new level; a look into fossil data reveals that vision prompted fish to make the leap onto land; cleaning up nuclear waste; and Science Reporter Dave Mosher tells us about his first space shuttle mission story.

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.

SciTech Now Episode 319

In this episode of SciTech Now, the science behind goosebumps, an interview with NPR Science Desk reporter, Adam Cole; how do you measure vision? Minority inclusion in genome sequencing; and engineering the perfect pop-up book.

Strikingly real prosthetic eyes

Rick Bowen is a second-generation ocularist in Orlando, Florida, who uses his skills to help patients see themselves in a whole new way.