Automakers around the world have realised that the traditional driver monitoring systems (DMS) will not cut it in an age where cars increasingly become responsible for driving themselves. Current DMS can monitor a driver's mental state only by taking in information from their handling of the brakes,... Read more


For millennia, humans around the world have been inspired and fascinated by rainbows. Today, even hard-core scientists are shouting with joy whenever they spy a rainbow in the sky. Instead of taking selfies, however, most of these scientists are breaking out their remote sensors to gain a deeper... Read more


The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an international nonprofit organisation, takes a unique approach to delivering high-quality eye surgery to people around the world. The hospital, which is currently located in Silicon Valley, is on a converted airplane in which the back has been transformed into a... Read more


Pokemon Go exploded over this summer in a way no app before it has done. In less than a week it was everywhere. People are now chasing the creatures all over the place.As big as it has been though, a player has to use their phone to play it, but perhaps not for long. As electronics continue to... Read more


The days of prescribing daily eye drops for glaucoma patients may be coming to an end. A recent study carried out at Harvard Medical School has found that contact lenses with drug-dispensing capabilities are just as effective as bottled eye drops.Glaucoma is an eye disease that creates enormous... Read more


Parkinson's disease is one of the most debilitating long-term illnesses known to man. Unfortunately, most people do not realize they have this disease until the more serious symptoms occur. Some of these symptoms include muscle stiffness, shaking hands, balance problems, and impaired speech. A new... Read more


Colour is such a powerful thing to behold. Especially in our age of technological innovation, colours are constantly bombarding our eyes with startling vividness. But for some people, the full richness of our colourful universe cannot be fully appreciated. Indeed, for these people, even the grand... Read more


Facebook is taking a cue for Snapchat in their latest video venture. On August 26th, a Facebook spokesperson told reporters that the company will support vertical videos on everyone's mobile News Feed.The spokesperson said the main reason why Facebook was switching over to vertical videos was to... Read more


New research, published online in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that patients with diabetes who remain active may have lower risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a vision-robbing eye condition.While no direct cause-and-effect relationship has been established between the two, a... Read more


An estimated 53,000 eye surgeries will be performed at the provincial government’s expense in Haripur, Pakistan.These operations will be carried out under an initiative launched by the provincial government called the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology (PICO), whose purpose is to train... Read more


The number of contact lens wearers, both for vision correction and cosmetic eye-color beautification, continues to increase annually. This growth is primarily attributable to the use of Hydrogel in contact lenses.Hydrogel is a network of water-insoluble polymer chains capable of retaining 90% or... Read more


For thousands of years, philosophers and theologians have seen something of the sacred in the human eye. Unfortunately, the one thing most detrimental for our divine human eyes is also the one thing most of us need our eyes for to make a living today. Of course, we are talking about computer... Read more


Herrings, sardines, mackerel and tuna are fish with silvery scales that reflect the light in shallow oceanic water. For many years, scientists have wondered how their predators, such as octopus and squid, could find them. It is known that octopi, squid and other sea creatures such as shrimp have... Read more


In another one of the many steps being taken towards developing the car of the future, Swedish company Smart Eye is developing an eye-tracking software that it hopes will be implemented by European car manufacturers in the near future.The company was originally founded with the intention of creating... Read more


Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive disease of the brain. For many Alzheimer's disease patients, the disease is not diagnosed until the person's memories and cognition have significantly deteriorated. Researcher Melanie Campbell from the University of Waterloo has discovered... Read more


While eye cancer is very rare in the UK, people with blue eyes and fair skin are more likely to develop it. A new medical research study conducted by the Ohio State University in partnership with the NYU School of Medicine has found that eye cancer is more likely to develop in people who have blue... Read more


Recent statistics show that about 30 million people in the USA have chronic dry eye, yet only 16 million are officially diagnosed with this condition by a doctor each year. Although this eye condition can lead to a great decrease in a person's quality of life, people rarely have an honest discussion... Read more


Little Izabella was born with just one eye. Now doctors are prepping her for a prosthetic.Izabella, now just nine months old, was born with micropthalmia, a condition in which one or both eyes are unusually small. In her case, her eye had started to grow in vitro but then stopped. Izabella inherited... Read more


Carboxytherapy is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that proponents claim can rejuvenate the skin around the eyes. The procedure involves injecting the areas around the eye with carbon dioxide. At first this causes severe swelling at the injection site.The claim is that as the CO2 is removed by... Read more


The eye disease pterygium, more commonly known as surfer’s eye, is a noticeable bump on the surface of the eye. The most common cause of this eye condition is excessive exposure to UV light, which affects not only surfers, but anyone that spends time near the water, or on snow, both of which... Read more