Today is the 27th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda…. I have enjoyed this series immensely!
Here is what I am reading today:
“Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), announced results from part of its multicentre study were published today in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The research found that, during the course of a three to nine month observation period, functional vision was restored in the majority of nine German patients implanted with a subretinal microchip as part of the first module of the Company’s second human clinical trial. In addition, visual acuity for two of the nine patients surpassed the visual resolution of patients from the Company’s first human clinical trial.”
“Three men jumped onto the subway tracks to save a man who fell off a Manhattan platform early Sunday, barely avoiding the next train rolling into the station.
A man in his 20s hit his head and stumbled onto the tracks at the 1 train platform at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday at Columbus Circle. The next train was scheduled to arrive in two minutes when Garrett O’Hanlon, 22, jumped onto the tracks to rescue the stranger.”
“Say the word ‘rutabaga’, and you have just performed a complex dance with many body parts — lips, tongue, jaw and larynx — in a flash of time. Yet little is known about how the brain coordinates these vocal-tract movements to keep even the clumsiest of us from constantly tripping over our own tongues.A study of unprecedented detail now provides a glimpse into the neural codes that control the production of smooth speech. The results help to clarify how the brain uses muscles to organize sounds and hint at why tongue twisters are so tricky. The work is published today in Nature1.”