Reconstruction of eye tissue gives new insight into outer retina — ScienceDaily

A new study by scientists at the University of Southampton has made a breakthrough that could help the search for treatments against age related sight loss.

With an aging society, conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are becoming more frequent, affecting around 300 new patients every week in the UK. AMD and similar conditions currently have no effective treatments.

In this new study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers used a newly developed imaging technique called serial block face scanning electron microscopy, to produce a digital reconstruction of eye tissues from the outer retina, at very high resolution. This is the first time this technology has been used to fully reconstruct cells from the retina and could provide new insights into the causes of irreversible blinding diseases.

The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is located between the neuroretina and the outer blood supply in the eye

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NASA’s Webb Telescope To Scout Solar System’s Outer Graveyard

Once launched in 2021, NASA’s long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will spend the first few months of operations focusing in part on Pluto, its moon Charon and a panoply of other bizarre, frozen worlds in the planetary graveyard of our outer solar system.

NASA’s New

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How Outer, Shapermint And Chatdesk Do It

Everyone knows that word-of-mouth marketing is the most effective and efficient way to attract new customers to a brand or a store. Yet before the widespread adoption of social media, word-of-mouth happened by accident and was not something easily managed.

Then along came Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and brands discovered new ways to manage word-of-mouth marketing and make it work. A multi-billion-dollar industry – influencer marketing – was born.

A recent Association of National Advertisers study found some 75% of marketers are using it to raise brand awareness and drive traffic to websites and stores.

But consumers caught on pretty quickly that influencers’ social media posts weren’t necessarily authentic endorsements. They get paid to do them.

The mercenary nature of influencer marketing dramatically reduces its influence. Some 57% of consumers say there is an authenticity

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French iPhone Boxes Come Packed in an Outer Box With Separate EarPods

After the news that France would be the only territory to continue to include EarPods with the iPhone, it seems that Apple is not packing the earbuds within the ‌iPhone‌’s box (via iGeneration).

Screenshot from TheiCollection’s review video

The French iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro does not have a different retail box to accommodate EarPods, meaning that all ‌iPhone‌ boxes are consistent worldwide. Since the new ‌iPhone‌ boxes are slimmer without a tray for EarPods or a power adapter below the ‌iPhone‌, in France the EarPods are in the bottom of a separate box that is large enough to also contain the standard ‌iPhone‌’s box. The additional box appears to be much larger than the new, slimmed-down ‌iPhone‌ boxes.

Apple is continuing to include EarPods with iPhones in France due to legal obligations. French law demands that manufacturers provide a hands-free accessory with smartphones due to concerns about

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Mars losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate: Isro’s MOM study

NEW DELHI: A study of data and images sent by Isro’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and Nasa’s Mars orbiter Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (Maven) has found that “Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at a faster rate”.

In fact, other terrestrial planets in the solar system are also constantly losing their atmospheres to outer space. The rate at which this loss happens is determined mainly by the size of a planet and temperature of its upper atmosphere”.

As Mars being a relatively smaller planet compared to Earth, it is losing atmosphere fast.

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday posted on its website these findings of scientists who had studied data and images sent by MOM and Maven about a global dust storm that enveloped the Red planet in June-July 2018. Such a global storm is one of the dynamical meteorological phenomena on Mars.

Isro had placed

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