Technology


April 25, 2018

Contact Lenses That Darken in Sunlight for UV Protection Could Go on Sale Soon

While sunglasses can make a fashion statement, what if you could protect your eyes from UV rays without them? With its approval of light-adaptive contact lenses, the FDA brings us one step closer to better eye protection. And for more than 40 million Americans who regularly wear contact lenses, they'll soon have a new option to protect their eyes from the sun's harmful rays.

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March 23, 2018

Free “Shazam for Nature” App Identifies Plants and Animals in Your Photos

Released earlier this month by iNaturalist—an online social network for nature enthusiasts—the new app, Seek, is part of an ongoing attempt to involve ordinary people in citizen science projects. Similar to Shazam—an app that allows you to identify music from audio recordings—the Seek app allows you to identify plants and animals from your photos by harnessing image recognition technology.

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