Artificial eye that ‘sees’ like a human could transform robotics

A human-like artificial eye uses light-sensitive nanowires as a retina A human-like artificial eye uses light-sensitive nanowires as a retina ( Getty Images/iStockphoto )

Artificial eye that ‘sees’ like a human could transform

Scientists have developed an artificial eye that could provide vision for humanoid robots, or even function as a bionic eye for visually impaired people in the future.

Researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology built the ElectroChemical Eye – dubbed EC-Eye – to resemble the size and shape of a biological eye, but with vastly greater potential.

The eye mimics the human iris and retina using a lens to focus light onto a dense arrays of light-sensitive nanowires. Information is then passed through the wires, which act like the brain’s visual cortex, to a computer for processing.

During tests, the computer was able to recognise the letters ‘E’, ‘I’ and ‘Y’ when they were projected onto the lens.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/robot-artificial-eye-bionic-retina-blind-a9525151.html

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Revelation Chapter 1

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Read more here: https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-1/?fbclid=IwAR2Y1XGbcNyX_h3Dedr1lMAG-tChqBx-zVjNP0i-9XfRoFGsbfwF1wA1G3c

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Bribe-taking officials busted in pot-shop permit scheme

Two city officials have been charged with taking cash to grease the skids for a cannabis business application in Calexico City, California, federal prosecutors have announced.

Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and other officials in the FBI’s San Diego office said David Romero, 36, and Bruno Suarez Soto, 28, accepted $35,000 in cash from an undercover FBI agent who they believed represented investors seeking to open a cannabis dispensary.

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3eb7P0g

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House Bill 6666 Calls for Contact Tracing – Will You Be Tracked?

Health experts have long used contact tracing to stop epidemics like Ebola. And they’re trying to use it to stop COVID-19. But getting enough Americans to cooperate so that it works effectively will be tough.

The CDC gives contact tracing the creepy term of “public health surveillance.” Using either Bluetooth or location services on your phone, contact tracing apps record who we’ve been in contact with, in case people nearby have COVID-19.

Nations like Singapore are already using it. An ad for it tries to reassure citizens by telling them, “Get peace of mind for you and your family through community-driven contact tracing. Tracing together helps contact tracers notify you more quickly.”

Now, House Bill 6666, the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone or TRACE Act, would give $100 billion to local organizations to help with testing and contact tracing by funding door-to-door outreach.

Read more here:https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/may/house-bill-6666-calls-for-contact-tracing-will-you-be-tracked-by-big-brother-app?cid=EU_CBNNEWS-20200522-PROD_DM49315&bid=978972959&inid=A17F2021-FDFC-4B53-BA0C-DAD65D0CA8D3

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Trump demands states reopen houses of worship ‘now’

President Trump said Friday that he wanted state governors to allow the nation’s houses of worship to reopen “right now” despite the ongoing health risks from the coronavirus pandemic posed by large gatherings of people.

“Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogue and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services,” Trump told reporters gathered in the White House press briefing room. “Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. That’s not right.”

Trump’s announcement came one day after he instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to release guidelines for reopening houses of worship that have been shuttered to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While the CDC issued a lengthy update to its website on Thursday detailing safety protocols, the president was much more succinct.

Read more here: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/05/22/trump-demands-states-reopen-houses-of-worship-now/24391485/

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Improperly Applied for and Received $80 Million in Coronavirus Funds

The Planned Parenthood abortion business improperly applied for and received $80 million in federal funds meant to support small businesses as they battle the economic fallout from the coronavirus. America’s biggest abortion company is coming under fire today for the fraudulent actions and pro-life advocates are calling on the Trump administration to make the abortion giant repay the money.

Reports indicate that the large corporation Planned Parenthood received $80 million in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program meant for small businesses. That is despite the fact that the rules and regulations associated with the program specifically prohibited affiliates of larger organizations with more than 500 employees from applying. That covers Planned Parenthood as Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PFFA) alone has had more than 600 employees.

Read more here: https://www.lifenews.com/2020/05/20/planned-parenthood-abortion-biz-improperly-applied-for-and-received-80-million-in-coronavirus-funds/

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