Instant Index: Google 'Street View' Goes Back in Time

Bionic Eye Restores Sight to Blind Man

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Man Gets 'Bionic Eye' Roger Pontz, from Michigan, is the fourth person to be fitted with a kind of bionic eye. He suffers from a degenerative disease. Doctors spent four and a half hours implanting electrodes on his eye. Electrical impulses are transmitted from the retina to the optic nerve and then the brain, allowing him to see shadows and light. There's no sharp focus yet but doctors are calling this a game change.

Google 'Street View' Goes Back in Time Google is providing a kind of time machine with its latest version of Google "Street View." A new option lets you see what your home or a landmark looked like in the past. The vintage photos go back as far as 2007.


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