Community helps Bryan man get life-changing technology



a man standing next to a horse in a field: It's called eSight, and it uses a camera, a computer and HD video


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It’s called eSight, and it uses a camera, a computer and HD video

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – An amazing piece of technology has opened up a whole new world for a Williams County man. eSight glasses use a camera, a computer, high definition video and OLED screens to help people see. Benjamin Murray got his first pair four years ago. He received the latest version this week, and it’s all because of the generosity of a lot of people.

Benjamin was legally blind when he was born. His newest eSight glasses have opened up a whole new world for him on his family’s farm in Bryan.

“For 26 years of my life, I was living in the shadows,” says Murray.

And then along came eSight. “I am blown away by this technology, yet again. It helps me do just about anything I want to,”

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Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible — ScienceDaily

Cheaper refrigerators? Stronger hip implants? A better understanding of human disease? All of these could be possible and more, someday, thanks to an ambitious new project underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

NIST researchers are in the early stages of a massive undertaking to design and build a fleet of tiny ultra-sensitive thermometers. If they succeed, their system will be the first to make real-time measurements of temperature on the microscopic scale in an opaque 3D volume — which could include medical implants, refrigerators, and even the human body.

The project is called Thermal Magnetic Imaging and Control (Thermal MagIC), and the researchers say it could revolutionize temperature measurements in many fields: biology, medicine, chemical synthesis, refrigeration, the automotive industry, plastic production — “pretty much anywhere temperature plays a critical role,” said NIST physicist Cindi Dennis. “And that’s everywhere.”

The NIST team has now finished building

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Hand Sanitizer Market| Introduction of New Products to Boost the Market Growth

The global hand sanitizer market size is poised to grow by USD 12.25 billion during 2020-2024, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Hand Sanitizer Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Vendors in this market are focusing on introducing new products to increase their market share. For instance, Dr. Bronner’s has launched the new Peppermint scented Organic Hand Sanitizer, a certified organic and fair-trade product containing organic glycerine. Similarly, ITC launched the Savlon brand of sanitizers which allows dosage control and minimizes

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Covid-19 turned the world upside-down in March and businesses of all sizes were presented with never-before-seen-challenges. The way we work, sell, service and market to customers has forever changed.

Six months later, how are growing small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) handling the new economy? Join us for a free webinar, Motivating Trends: Building Small-Business Resiliency in a Pandemic, to find out. During this live conversation, we’ll uncover data-backed insights and strategies from new research gleaned from more than 2,000 SMB leaders from around the world.

Journalist and CultureBanx CEO Kori Hale will interview renowned keynote speaker, futurist, award-winning author, and Global Innovation Evangelist for Salesforce, Brian

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As Delta barrels toward the coast Southwest Louisiana is still without a working radar

It’s mobile radar to the rescue, and not a moment too soon.



a small clock tower in the middle of a field: The radar dome at the NWS Lake Charles sits on top of a tower that was battered by winds and is now out of commission as another hurricane heads toward it.


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The radar dome at the NWS Lake Charles sits on top of a tower that was battered by winds and is now out of commission as another hurricane heads toward it.

This is the story of how a moving research radar will be helping the Lake Charles, Louisiana, National Weather Service (NWS) outpost, whose radar was broken during Hurricane Laura.

The Lake Charles NWS office and radar are both located at the Lake Charles Regional Airport, which also took a significant hit during Laura.

The radar dome sits on top of an over 60 foot tower, and since wind speeds are often stronger the higher you go up, this likely led to its demise.

The problem is, the radar equipment is still not fixed, and another hurricane is on its way to the same

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‘Exome sequencing’ sheds light on hydrops fetalis — ScienceDaily

A new study by University of California researchers shows the promise of high-throughput DNA-sequencing technologies to improve prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy outcomes for women who have experienced an abnormal prenatal ultrasound.

In the UCSF-led study, scientists used a technique called exome sequencing to identify genetic diseases as the underlying cause in 37 of 127 cases of nonimmune hydrops fetalis (NIHF), a life-threatening condition in which the fetus is overloaded with fluid. The study was published online Oct. 7, 2020, in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Corresponding author Teresa Sparks, MD, MAS, a UCSF assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, led the study with senior study author Mary Norton, MD, a professor in the same department. “The cause of most cases of NIHF is not identified with standard testing, but when we apply exome sequencing, we find a genetic diagnosis in nearly 30

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How Quadriplegic Gamer Rocky Stoutenburgh Defied the Odds to Become One of the Best in the World

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Though the accident happened in a blink of an eye, its effects will last forever for Rocky Stoutenburgh.

“I was at a graduation party actually and we left to go to my friend’s house. We were just hanging out and I started wrestling around with a buddy of mine and I got dropped on my head on a mattress and broke my back,” Stoutenburgh tells PEOPLE of the moment his life changed in 2006.

“I got airlifted to Ann Arbor hospital, and I don’t remember anything about the next couple of weeks. I was probably drugged up pretty good,” the 33-year-old from Detroit recalls. “I’m basically paralyzed from the neck down. I can move my shoulders, but that really doesn’t serve a purpose really.”

Stoutenburgh was 19 at the time and ready for the next chapter of his life. He had a job, a girlfriend, and regularly played ice

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Apple iPhone 12 announcement coming at Oct. 13 event: What to expect

  • Apple is holding a big event on October 13, and its new iPhone 12 lineup is expected to be the main attraction.
  • It’s shaping up to be a major launch for Apple, as some analysts say this could be the company’s biggest upgrade cycle in years.
  • Several other products are rumored to be in Apple’s pipeline, but this event is expected to squarely focus on the iPhone.
  • The one exception may be the introduction of a cheaper new HomePod speaker. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Apple announced two new Apple Watches last month, but it’s far from being finished when it comes to new product launches for the year.

The company is holding an event on October 13, where it’s widely expected to unveil four new iPhones and possibly a new HomePod.

The iPhone 12 launch is expected to be the main attraction during Apple’s big event. Apple

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Mars is shining extra bright. Here’s why and how to see it.

Mars is putting on quite a show for skywatchers this month.

For most of October, Mars will be brighter in the night sky than anything else in its vicinity, offering people a clear view of the red planet. Mars is also days away from reaching “opposition,” a celestial alignment in which Earth, Mars and the sun form a straight line in space, with Earth in the middle.

Mars will be at opposition Oct. 13. On that day, Mars will rise as the sun sets, reach its peak in the night sky at midnight, and then set as the sun rises again. If it’s a clear night, skywatchers can expect the red planet to outshine anything else in its region of the sky.

Mars oppositions typically occur every 26 months. Since Earth is closer to the sun, it circles the star two times in roughly the time it takes Mars to

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The Capital Letter: Stimulus Politics, Trade Deficits, Big Government & Big Tech

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The politics of stimulus, trade deficits, big government and big tech and more.

Call me crazy, but I’m not convinced that the latest round of talks on a new stimulus package are going as well as they might be.

Bloomberg:

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi questioned each other’s mental faculties, showcasing increasing partisan tensions as Election Day looms.

“The president is, shall we say, in an altered state right now, so I don’t know how to answer for his behavior.,” Pelosi said in an interview on Bloomberg Television Thursday.

The Democratic leader also called Trump’s changing positions this week on whether to let his administration conduct talks on fiscal stimulus “strange.” Trump pulled his team from negotiations Tuesday, prompting Pelosi to suggest to colleagues that day that Trump’s thinking might have been affected by the steroids he’s taken to battle his Covid-19,

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