FDA Approves First Implantable Miniature Telescope. Bionic eyes are here!

The FDA just announced they have approved a “Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT)” that can be implanted on one eye.

“The IMT is a small telescope that replaces the natural lens and provides an image that has been magnified more than two times…The IMT is available in two models: one that provides 2.2 times magnification and another 2.7 times magnification. The IMT is designed to magnify and project images onto a healthy portion of the retina. The IMT is intended to be implanted in only one eye; the non-implanted eye is used for peripheral vision.”

Dude. With just a little tweak, I’m sure these can be bionic eyes like the Six Million Dollar Man had!

Artificial limbs! Bionic eyes! I didn’t think the future would look so… well, so plain and normal.

There’s a lot of things in the “bad” column for these sets of eyes, but since this is the “1.0” version, the next version should have a lot of the bugs worked out.

Here’s the link to the FDA article.

Wrigley settles class action lawsuit over their “scientifically proven to help kill the germs that cause bad breath” Eclipse gum

Food Business News just posted an article that Wrigley has agreed to settle a lawsuit about “misleading advertising claims about the germ killing properties of the company’s Eclipse brand of gum and mints products.”

Apparently their Eclipse line of gum had a line that said it was “scientifically proven to help kill the germs that cause bad breath”. Unfortunately, the line didn’t wash in Florida, where the person filing the lawsuit said that “Wrigley was engaging in deceptive trade practices and that the Wrigley claim was a “breach of express warranty””.

Dude. Filing a class action lawsuit over chewing gum? Harsh.

Anyhow, the big prize is that “Wrigley will create a fund of $6 million, plus an additional $1 million, if needed, to reimburse consumers up to $10 who purchased Eclipse brand products featuring a “natural germ killing” message.”

Here’s the link to the news article on Food Business News.

Monday Morning Music : 07/06/10

Every Monday I like to post some music to start the week off on the right foot.

This week….

Madonna – Get Together

George Michael – Fast Love (Extended Mix)

Stevie Wonder – I Wish

Aerosmith – The Other Side

and finally, Ayuse Kozue – Mickey Mouse March