Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

aucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people – a number that is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. While severe glaucoma-related vision loss can often be prevented, there is one major barrier: around half of patients with the disease do not know they … Read more

Mercedes-Benz GLC43AMG unveiled ahead of New York debut

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the GLC43 AMG ahead of its official debut at the 2016 New York Motor Show. It is a high performance version of the German automaker’s crossover. On the outside, the GLC43 AMG gets the diamond avantgarde grille, AMG body kit, two-tone paint job and AMG spec wheels. One of the most noticeable … Read more

‘Smart’,lens,could,predict,risk,of,glaucoma,progression

ew study reveals how a “smart” contact lens can help identify which patients with glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness – are most likely to experience disease progression. Researchers say the smart lens could help doctors identify which glaucoma patients are at high risk for disease progression. Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate … Read more

Apple took home over 90% of mobile profits last year

Apple pocketed more than 90% of the mobile market’s profits in 2015, according to data posted by Michael Walkley, who works as an analyst with market research firm Canaccord Genuity. The iPhone maker’s share of the smartphone market stood at 17.2% last year. Samsung, on the other hand, captured around 24% of the market, but … Read more

Waze update adds cleaner interface and a grab bag of new features

Waze has announced a number of interface improvements and new features are on their way to the Android app. The 4.0 update will finally bring parity to the iOS version with a refreshed UI, quicker access to key features, and improved alerts for all those road hazards. The notification experience looks improved, with a promise … Read more

New structural features of human hair discovered

Human hair structure has been studied extensively for more than 70 years, but a complete picture of its local structure has proven elusive. But now, by combining a submicron X-ray beam with cross-section geometry, a team of researchers has detected new structural features of human hair. Share: FULL STORY Electron Microscopy micrograph of human hair … Read more

‘Smart’ lens could predict risk of glaucoma progression

Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York, NY, and colleagues reveal the success of the novel technology in the journal Ophthalmology. Glaucoma is a term for a group of conditions characterized by damage to the eye’s optic nerve, which can lead to vision … Read more

Steam debuts a VR performance-check utility for PCs ahead of HTC Vive rollout

The SteamVR-powered HTC Vive virtual reality headset is officially up for preorder on February 29 , and Valve wants to help make sure your PC is ready for it. Valve recently published a free program on Steam called the SteamVR Performance Test that will automatically check your system specs to see if they make the … Read more