Hand sanitizer is causing an epidemic of chemical burns to children’s eyes

All that hand sanitizer people have been slathering on since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has lead to more than just dry hands and eye-watering smells: More and more children are showing up to hospitals with hand sanitizer in their eyes, in some cases risking blindness. In a paper published Thursday (Jan. 21) in […]

Feast your eyes on this 50-million-year-old assassin bug and its exquisite genitalia

A fossilized big found in Colorado, which represents a new genus and species of predatory insects known as assassin bugs. Researchers named the new species, Aphelicophontes danjuddi. (Image courtesy Palaeontological Association/) A 50-million-year-old assassin bug offers a rare peek at reproductive structures that aren’t usually visible in fossilized insects. The “extraordinarily well-preserved” male genitalia of […]

Fujifilm’s new infrared camera can see things your eyes can’t

Fujifilm’s infrared camera is in only for specific customers. (Fujifilm/) Fujifilm released its $9,999 GFX100 digital camera for professional photographers last year. The sensor inside is considerably larger than a typical pro-grade “full-frame” DSLR, which provides enough room for 100 total megapixels of resolution. Beyond that, Fujifilm recently added a Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode, which […]

Scientists develop a simple and scalable strategy to produce resin films with anti-reflective nanostructures–inspired by eyes of moths — ScienceDaily

There is a huge number of human problems that scientists and engineers have solved by drawing ideas directly from mechanisms found in other lifeforms, from Velcro to Japan’s famous bullet trains, the Shinkansen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to know that many remarkable advances in anti-reflective coating were inspired by the peculiar […]