April 27, 2013 |
Robert Greenberg got tired of hearing from senior engineers that it wasn't possible to build his product idea: a bionic eye that gives sight to the blind. "A lot of the folks straight out of school didn't know any better, so I hired them instead," quipped Greenberg, chief executive of Second Sight Medical Products Inc., a Sylmar biotech company. "They didn't know how hard it was going to be, that it was impossible. And so they tried. " Greenberg can laugh now that he once thought developing the device would take a year and $1 million.
November 20, 2013 |
Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minneapolis because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Barnes was injured during the Clippers' game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph. The Clippers said Barnes will miss the game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night and against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. With Barnes out, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers probably will turn to rookie Reggie Bullock to provide some backup minutes at small forward behind starter Jared Dudley.
January 21, 2009
Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade Total time: 35 minutes, plus marinating time for the steaks Servings: 6 to 8 2 (1-pound) rib-eye steaks, about 1 inch thick 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 minced clove garlic Salt 1/2 cup caramelized onions 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar and the garlic.
February 9, 2012
'Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov' All screenings at 7:30 p.m. unless noted. Saturday — "A Sixth Part of the World"; Kino-Pravda No. 19 Sunday — "Enthusiasm: Symphony of the Donbass"; Kino-Pravda, Nos. 1-8. (at 7 p.m.) Monday — "Stride, Soviet!" Feb. 17 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 9-11, 13-17; "Soviet Toys" Feb. 25 — "The Man With a Movie Camera" March 3 — Kino-Week Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 21-25; Vertov Filmed in Person; Vertov Interviews March 9 — Kino-Week Nos. 31-35; "The Eleventh Year" March 10 — Kino-Pravda, Nos. 18, 20-22 March 17 — "Three Songs of Lenin"; "Lullaby" March 24 — "Three Heroines"; "For You, Front!"
March 26, 2012 |
Bringing back a bit of the sexiness of gadgets more suited to Ethan Hunt, James Bond or Captain "kicking it old-school" Kirk, Research in Motion is making your BlackBerry an "eye-device," with information from your iris stored inside. In partnership with Iris ID and HID Global , RIM has announced that it's supporting the use of a biometric template from Iris ID. This means you could flash your Blackberry instead of an employee ID card to open doors at work.
November 16, 2012 |
He should have saved this for "talk like a pirate" day, but Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons looked like a pirate as he was shooting a free throw Wednesday night. While driving to the hoop, Monroe was poked in the eye by Philadelphia's Spencer Hawes, drawing a foul. Unfortunately for Monroe, the poke knocked out one of his contact lenses, without which he has the eyesight of Mr. Magoo. Monroe couldn't find the lens, so he had to shoot his first free throw while basically being blind in one eye. Solution: Close the eye. He made the free throw.