Bionic eye allows man to see for the first time in 33 years

It’s a wonderful time we live in, and science makes miracles happen with an amazing regularity. Larry Hester, 66 had been blind for 33 years due to a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. Doctors at the Duke Eye Center surgically implanted an electronic stimulator in his left eye in September, and on October 1, the device was turned on by Dr. Paul Hahn. The heartwarming video shows what followed.

Air Umbrella projects a ‘Force Field’ to keep you dry in the rain

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Ever since the umbrella first showed up, it has had the same basic appearance. A stick to hold it, and a cloth or some other material up top to stop the rain. All that is about to change if the Air Umbrella goes through. In essence, it is still the same principle, as in you hold a stick, and stay under a surface that protects you from the rain. Except, here the protecting surface would be air, not the usual fabric that we are used to.

Graphing what’s cool and what is so very uncool

It’s always good to know what’s cool, and what’s not. The easiest way to get around to that, is by seeing a graph. Well now, graphs about the coolness of several things are not so very easily available, but the persevering find a way. Or, you could just rely on these humorous graphs by RC Jones. The website Coolness Graphed has a series of bar charts dedicated to defining what’s cool, and what’s not. A selection of these bar charts has also become a book, now available on Amazon.

These tongue bookmarks give me the creeps for no apparent reason

Sense says there is no reason to be creeped out by bookmarks sticking out of books. Yet, books with tongues sticking out is probably an image I could do without. They are supposed to be cute and harmless, and yet there is something so very unnatural about a book sticking out a shining red tongue. They say it is funny, it probably is, in a very weird kind of way. The Big Mouth Bookmark is available at Suck UK.

Via TheGreenHead

A preview of Cory Barkman’s Intergalactic Coffee Table

Continuing with his very classy and creative work, artist Cory Barkman has come up with this very beautiful Intergalactic Coffee Table. The table takes on the appearance of a very retro-looking spaceship, and absolutely scores a win in the appearance department. The video here is especially interesting, and we could as easily believe it to be part of a sci-fi show trailer.