Wearing corrective eye glasses, contacts and even laser surgery could soon be a thing of the past. Introducing the Ocumetics Bionic Lens. Invented by Dr. Garth Webb of Ocumetics Technology Corp, this implant is touted to go beyond the standard 20/20 vision, three times better to be exact, giving patients the super vision. The procedure is similar to that of cataract surgery, which adheres to the eye's natural lens. It starts by simply having a saline solution with the lens flushed into the eye with a syringe, and after 10 seconds, the folded lens opens up, and moves itself over the eye's natural lens. There is no healing time, as patients will have improved vision immediately after the surgery. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Scientists surveying the active Kavachi volcano, located 60-feet below the ocean's surface near the Solomon Islands, were shocked to discover two species of shark living in the highly acidic waters within the crater. They were observed with disposable robots, underwater cameras, and National Geographic's deep-sea Drop Cam. "It makes you question what type of extreme environment these animals are adapted to. What sort of changes have they undergone? Are there only certain animals that can withstand it? It is so black and white when you see a human being not able to get anywhere near where these sharks are able to go," said scientist Brennan Phillips. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Similar to Earth, Pluto also has blue skies and patches of frozen water, according to the latest data out Thursday from NASA's unmanned New Horizons probe. This frigid region of the solar system beyond Neptune that is home to many comets and asteroids was observed for the first time, in such detail. Along with the announcement, NASA released an image showing a blue haze around Pluto, taken by the New Horizons spacecraft's camera. Blue skies are seen on Earth because of the scattering of sunlight by very small particles of nitrogen. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Farmer James Bristle and a friend were digging in his southern Michigan soybean field when they unearthed what looked like a bent fence post at first, caked with mud. It was actually a part of a pelvis from an ancient woolly mammoth that lived up to 15,000 years ago. Researchers from the University of Michigan used an excavator to recover 20% of the animal's skeleton this week in Washtenaw County's Lima Township. Aside from the pelvis, they also found the skull and two tusks, along with numerous vertebrae, ribs and both shoulder blades. Continue reading to watch the raw un-edited video footage of the dig and more pictures.
In the past, professor Stephen Hawking said that artificial intelligence could control humans in 100 years, but a new warning states that if AI doesn't conquer humanity, an advanced alien civilization may do so. "If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," said Hawking. Continue reading for the full video segment on Hawking and alien life.
Scientists currently working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence of a mega tsunami caused by the sudden collapse of a volcano around 73,000 years ago. This collapse created an 800-foot wave that swallowed an island more than 30-miles away.
"Our point is that flank collapses can happen extremely fast and catastrophically, and therefore are capable of triggering giant tsunamis. They probably don't happen very often. But we need to take this into account when we think about the hazard potential of these kinds of volcanic features," said lead author Ricardo Ramalho, who did the research as a postdoctoral associate at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Continue reading for another video on mega tsunamis and more information.
A group of Russian scientists, lead by Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They're experimenting with a strain of 3.5-million year old bacteria discovered on an expedition during 2009, in the Sakha Republic, Siberia. Two years ago, Brouchkov volunteered to become a guinea pig for the "eternal life" bacteria after several successful trials on mice and human blood cells. He claims to have become healthier as well as more energetic ever since, and said: "I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects." Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Ray Kurzweil, an author and inventor, claims that the human brain could be enhanced by robotic nano implants that tap into the brain's neocortex and connect to cloud-based computer networks to give us 'God-like' abilities, such as extreme intelligence. "We are going to add additional levels of abstraction and create more profound means of expression so we are going to be more musical, we are going to be funnier, we are going to be sexier and be better at expression more loving sentiments," said Kurzweil. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Fixing cracks in concrete can be a real pain, but thanks to scientists in the Netherlands, lead by Henk Jonkers, that will be a thing of the past. The team has created a bio-concrete blend with water-activated bacteria - kept in tiny pellets - that can patch up small cracks and holes in cement. That's right, the bacteria would eat food provided in the concrete mixture to combine calcium with oxygen and carbon dioxide to form limestone. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what really happens when a dam needs to release flood water.
Two photographs and a video showing what appear to be a massive snake are currently going viral on the internet. The beast in question is purportedly 700-pounds, 25 to 30-feet long, found in the Proctor, North Carolina area, and was accidentally killed by an excavation machine, before being pulled onto a truck. Continue reading for another picture.