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Most astronauts need to wear glasses after return to Earth

Houston - A curious fact: most astronauts returning to Earth need to wear glasses shortly after setting foot back on the planet. The reason has confounded scientists until now.

Google's Android 4.5/5 Lollipop rumored to bring new simple look

Android 5 was expected to be released last year. Instead, we were greeted with the arrival of Android 4.4. It's that time of year where Google announces new updates at their annual developers conference.

Super glasses let surgeons see cancer

New high-tech glasses have been developed, to be worn by surgeons, to allow them to see cancer cells. The glasses were tried out for the first time by a surgeon this week.

Girl escapes serious injury when glasses deflect bullet

A Seattle teenager may have had her life saved thanks to her glasses deflecting a bullet that was fired in a drive-by shooting.

Microsoft patents Augmented Reality glasses

A newly filed patent from Microsoft hints plans of a release of a head-mounted display in the form of augmented reality glasses.

New structure in the eye could lead to better eye surgery

Scientists have discovered a thin, durable layer near the back of the cornea. This find could lead to safer corneal surgeries.

Google Glass unveiled

Google have unveiled more details about their new 'Google Glass' project, via a video launched on YouTube. The glasses are a special 'head-mounted display'.

Electronic contact lenses let you view text messages in your eyes

A tech company announced that it is developing electronic contact lenses aimed at improving the vision of the person who uses them and to allow the wearer to view text messages.

Author's glasses nabbed, ransom note left at book launch

London - Kidnapped glasses, a ransom note, a man jumping into a lake and a chase with a police helicopter were all part of a launch for author Jonathan Franzen’s new book.

McDonald's offers $3 for every 'Shrek glass' returned

Giant food chain McDonald's is offering a $3 refund for every Shrek-themed glass returned by consumers. The fast-food chain recently issued a recall on millions of the cadmium-tainted glasses.

Research may lead to better UV/radiation blocking in eyeglasses

Penn State researchers have found adding cerium oxide to phosphate glass rather than the commonly used silicate glass may make eyeglasses able to block ultraviolet light.

Professor creates DIY liquid glasses that do not need an optician

A scientist had a chance conversation with a colleague in 1985 to provide eyesight for the world’s poor that has led to his discovery of liquid optical lenses. The $1 special glasses don’t require an optician to fit the wearer’s needs.

Op-Ed: Do I Care What Is Reflected In Dick Cheney's Sunglasses? Do You?

In one of the most ridiculous hot topic news items of the latest news cycle, blogs from all over and even the media question what is reflected in Dick Cheney's sunglasses. This has hit comical levels at this time.

A Tribute to Lennon and a Chance to Own a Piece of Music History

Lennon's pair of famous Granny glasses have caused rumbles on the web since they have been put up for auction online. The pair, amongst many which were owned by John Lennon, has been put up for sale on the site, 991.com

Make Whiskey and Water change Glasses without the Use of another Glass

A bet involving changing whiskey and water change glasses without the use of any other glass, straw or any other means.

Inside Popnology - Madan, Mann, and the cyber glasses

Amber MacArthur chats with Citytv's Richard Madan about a story he did on Dr. Steven Mann.
 

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A new study by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found that...
A new study by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found that children with poor vision see vast improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of training via kid-friendly video games. Most surprising to the scientists was the range of visual gains the children made, and that the gains were quickly acquired and stable when tested a year later.
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AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept:  Through a mixture of te...
AVG Technologies created a prototype of “invisibility” glasses concept: "Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity," AVG said.
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Samsung 3D glasses throw the entire viewing room into darkness  and you can’t see anything but the...
Samsung 3D glasses throw the entire viewing room into darkness, and you can’t see anything but the TV screen, much less that cute significant other sitting next to you.
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Don Cherry
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Bombay Sapphire bottles and martini glasses on display at the Bombay Sapphire distillery.
Bombay Sapphire bottles and martini glasses on display at the Bombay Sapphire distillery.
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Google glasses
Google, Antonio Zugaldia
The solar glasses supply two sensors and electronics in the hanger with semi-transparent organic sol...
The solar glasses supply two sensors and electronics in the hanger with semi-transparent organic solar cells as spectacle lenses.
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A selection of martini glasses. Each year Bombay Sapphire holds a competition for the best designed ...
A selection of martini glasses. Each year Bombay Sapphire holds a competition for the best designed glass.
Gin tasting by Tomoka Spirits  six gins at the ready.
Gin tasting by Tomoka Spirits, six gins at the ready.

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