Wednesday 18 October 2017

Bionic eye implant powered by light

A retinal implant -- or bionic eye -- which is powered by light has been invented by scientists in California.

Implants currently used in patients need to be powered by a battery. The new device, described in the journal 'Nature Photonics', uses a special pair of glasses to beam near infrared light into the eye to power the implant.

Stripper activist seizes Euro cup

A Ukrainian women's rights activist stripped to the waist and seized the Euro-2012 soccer trophy while it was on public display in Kiev at the weekend in protest against the upcoming championship.

The young woman, 23-year-old Yulia Kovpachik, is a member of the Kiev-based Femen women's rights group which believes the Euro 2012 soccer tournament will encourage sex tourism.

'Modern Family' star has kidney op

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland has had a kidney transplant after a lifetime of pain and fatigue. Her father was the donor.

The 21-year-old actress, who plays big-eyed teenager Haley Dunphy on the hit ABC comedy, told ABC's 'Good Morning America' yesterday that she had the surgery in April.

Gordon and Mary to run TV hotel

TV chef Gordon Ramsay and retail queen Mary Portas have signed up to run a hotel in a new Channel 4 reality show.

Viewers will be able to stay the night at Hotel Britannia, where the pair will train unemployed people who want to work in the service industry.

Barbecue ban in honour of dead

A mayor in Moldova has banned barbecues and parties in cemeteries after reports that the country's day of reflection had turned into a day of debauchery.

Dorin Chirtoaca, the mayor of Chisinau, said that after laying flowers and quiet reflection in the cemeteries in memory of the departed, thousands then used the solemn feast day to cook meat on makeshift grills.

Buffalo in street rampage hurts 10

A water buffalo injured 10 people in central Vietnam when it rampaged through crowded streets, across a river and through a house before being shot at a kindergarten.

It ran wild for about three hours over nearly 12 miles in Hue City. The animal broke down the wooden door of a house, where it collapsed a bed as three family members fled in terror.

Irish Independent

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