Monday, November 09, 2015

Quick notes: Cataract microsurgery, Internet blackouts...

  • In 5 Minutes, He Lets the Blind See: Dr. Sanduk Ruit has pioneered a simple cataract microsurgery technique that costs only $25 per patient and is virtually always successful. Indeed, his "Nepal method" is now taught in U.S. medical schools.


  • Good to know: Bihar government currently spends 24 per cent of its budget on education, higher than any other state government... How Bihar changed under Nitish Kumar


  • Defeat dents BJP's Rajya Sabha hopes: The party cannot even hope to retain its current four MPs in the Rajya Sabha from Bihar, let alone increase its tally.


  • Internet Blackouts by 2020: The global population's eagerness to get itself and everything it owns online is leading to a data explosion that is consuming 40 percent more power every year and the Internet's power demand could soon rival the world's available power resources.


  • Tata Advanced Systems: Boeing partners with Tata to build Apache fuselages in India


  • Automatic Emergency Braking: “Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking is the biggest safety advancement since the introduction of stability control over two decades ago”.


  • Not allowed to succeed:

1 comment:

san said...

Here's an even newer upcoming and more convenient solution for cataracts:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/eye-drops-show-promise-in-treating-cataracts-without-surgery/

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/302121.php



Eyedrops would be far more practical and much safer than any invasive procedure.