A synthetic eye that 'sees' like a human May 20, 2020

from Nature Podcast· ·

This week, crafting an artificial eye with the benefits of a human's, and understanding how disk-galaxies formed by peering back in time. In this episode: 00:45 Biomimetic eye Researchers fabricate an artificial eye complete with a human-like retina. Research Article: Gu et al.; News and Views: Artificial eye boosted by hemispherical retina 09:27 Research Highlights Dazzling elephant seals to avoid predation, and helping blind people ‘see’ through brain stimulation. Research Highlight: Mighty seals humbled by prey that flickers and flashes; Research Highlight: Blind people ‘read’ letters traced on their brains with electricity 11:36 Early disk-galaxy There’s an open question about …



This week, crafting an artificial eye with the benefits of a human's, and understanding how disk-galaxies formed by peering back in time.

In this episode:

00:45 Biomimetic eye

Researchers fabricate an artificial eye complete with a human-like retina. Research Article: _ _Gu et al.; News and Views: _ _Artificial eye boosted by hemispherical retina

09:27 Research Highlights

Dazzling elephant seals to avoid predation, and helping blind people ‘see’ through brain stimulation. Research Highlight: _ _Mighty seals humbled by prey that flickers and flashes; Research Highlight: _ _Blind people ‘read’ letters traced on their brains with electricity

11:36 Early disk-galaxy

There’s an open question about how disk-galaxies form, but now new observations are pointing to an answer, from the very early Universe. Research Article: _ _Neeleman et al.; News and Views: _ _Galaxy disk observed to have formed shortly after the Big Bang

17:47 Pick of the Briefing

We pick our highlights from the Nature Briefing, including a HIV ‘vaccine’, and incredibly hardy bacteria. Science: _ _Long-acting injectable drug prevents HIV infections; Quanta Magazine: _ _Inside Deep Undersea Rocks, Life Thrives Without the Sun

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