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You can slow down declining eyesight by looking into this color light

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 30, 2020 at 6:31 am CDT

As humans age, we, unfortunately, begin to deteriorate, and one of the aspects of us that are affected is our vision. But what if we can slow this decline down?

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According to a new study published in the Journals of Gerontology, researchers have found that staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight. Lead author, Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) explains that as humans age, our visual system begins to decline, and this is even more prevalent once a person is over 40.

"As you age your visual system declines significantly, particularly once over 40. Your retinal sensitivity and your color vision are both gradually undermined, and with an aging population, this is an increasingly important issue. To try to stem or reverse this decline, we sought to reboot the retina's aging cells with short bursts of longwave light." Researchers know that 40+-year-old humans are already experiencing aging in their retina's, and this is partly due to the cell's mitochondria, which produces energy called ATP.

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This coronavirus treatment that works will cost each patient $3,120

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 30, 2020 at 5:34 am CDT

This past Monday, Gilead Sciences announced its prices for the coronavirus treatment drug remdesivir, and the prices have been met with high criticism.

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Gilead Sciences, the maker of the drug remdesivir, which has been shown to reduce recovery times in COVID-19 patients by as much as 31%, says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the US. For patients that have private health insurance, the price for a remdesivir treatment will be $3,120. The amount that patients pay out of pocket will depend on their insurance, income, and other factors.

Gilead's chief executive, Dan O'Day, told The Associated Press, "We're in uncharted territory with pricing a new medicine, a novel medicine, in a pandemic. We believe that we had to really deviate from the normal circumstances." The price of this treatment has been met with heavy criticism, Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic said, "This is a high price for a drug that has not been shown to reduce mortality. Given the serious nature of the pandemic, I would prefer that the government take over production and distribute the drug for free. It was developed using significant taxpayer funding."

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Dr. Fauci reveals the biggest problem with the coronavirus vaccine

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 30, 2020 at 4:33 am CDT

The scientific community has all their cylinders firing towards the development of a coronavirus vaccine, but what is their biggest problem?

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has spoken to CNN about the progress surrounding the coronavirus vaccine, and what issues we can expect. Throughout the interview, Fauci was asked what kind of effectiveness can we expect from the coronavirus vaccine, and he answered that he would settle for a vaccine that was 70-75% effective as this would "bring you to herd immunity level." For those that don't know what herd immunity is, its when the majority of a population is immune to a specific disease, making the spread unlikely.

The main problem with achieving herd immunity is getting 70-75% of Americans to actually take the vaccine. Fauci explains that it's "unlikely" that the US will be able to stop the outbreak if 30% of the population refused to take the vaccine. Here's what he said, "That's one of the reasons why we have to make sure we engage the community as we're doing now to get ... people to understand that we are doing everything we can to show that it's safe and effective and that it's good [for] them as individuals and society to take the vaccine".

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Can it run Crysis: Everything you need to know about Crysis Remastered

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 3:49 am CDT

Crysis Remastered is about to be detailed in a new gameplay video, but if you want an early sneak peek then you can check that out here -- while the official game is reportedly dropping on July 23, 2020.

(This is where the Crysis Remastered Official Gameplay Trailer Premiere will happen)

We know that it will feature "new graphic features, high-quality textures, and the CRYENGINE's native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and - for the very first time - Nintendo Switch". So we're looked after with new graphics features, ray tracing goodness, and what feels like an entire kitchen (not just the sink) of new tech and features from CRYENGINE inside of Crysis Remastered.

Another thing that we've heard ahead of the official gameplay launch is that Crysis Remastered will be running at 4K on the current-gen Xbox One X console. I doubt it'll be 60FPS, but it would be nice to see an option for 60FPS on the Xbox One X (and Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions) with Crytek dialing down some of the details to hit that magic 60FPS mark.

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FBI drops grave warning about coronavirus antibody tests

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 30, 2020 at 3:33 am CDT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning in regards to people being wary about coronavirus antibody testing kits.

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According to the warning, which was published on the FBI website, the FBI recommends that the public should be skeptical about potential fraud schemes related to antibody tests for COVID-19. The FBI explains that people are promoting and marketing fake coronavirus antibody tests in attempt to steal Social Security numbers, health insurance information, Medicare/private health insurance, and personal information.

The scammed information would then be used as identify theft, which could possibly see some individuals encountering issues financially. The FBI recommends that people check the FDA's website for an updated list of approved antibody testing companies, and for the public to be aware of companies claiming they are FDA verified when they are not. In the entirety of this article, I have provided everything else the FBI recommends the public. Be safe out there.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update 8.0.0: here's every nerf and buff

Jak Connor | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 3:22 am CDT

Nintendo has finally launched the next fighter to join the roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and as expected, the launch of the new fighter has come with a bunch of changes to the rest of the cast.

As I said back in late June, Nintendo has debuted ARMS' Min Min in the 8.0.0 update that has just been pushed out. Alongside the addition of Min Min, we have multiple changes to quite a large portion of the cast. These changes come in the form of nerfs (reduction in overall power), and buffs (increases in overall power). For those wondering what characters have been nerfed, and what characters have been buffed, some of the main ones are as follows:

Kirby, Captain Falcon, Falco, Marth, Mewtwo, Meta Knight, Pit, Dark Pit, Ike, Diddy Kong, King Dedede, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Little Mac, Corrin, Bayonetta, King K. Rool, Isabelle, Incineroar, and Piranha Plant. Each of the characters listed has been changed considerably, whether that be a form of a buff or a nerf. If you are interested in finding out if these are nerfs or buffs, you can check out the official change log in the entirety of this article.

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Check out this Crysis Remastered gameplay trailer before it's removed

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 3:01 am CDT

Alright, the hype engines for Crysis Remastered are on overdrive right now -- with the remastered version of one of the most iconic PC games of all time to have a gameplay reveal trailer over 24 hours from now. But the internet being the internet, we have a leaked version that you can watch right now before it's removed:

As you can see through the leaked Crysis Remastered gameplay trailer, is that it was captured all on a PC. Firstly, I'd like to take a moment to actually thank Crytek for not bowing to the consoles like other developers would, showing off Crysis Remastered where it's really going to shine: PC.

Sure, the Xbox One X version runs Crysis Remastered at 4K -- but a beefy high-end gaming PC can have many more graphical bells and whistles than any console. I can't wait to see what Crysis Remastered looks like on my 8K monitor running in native 7680 x 3840 -- 400% more pixels than 4K.

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Crysis Remastered runs at 4K on Xbox One X, download size is just 7GB

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 2:44 am CDT

We knew Crysis Remastered was coming a few weeks ago, when rumors swirled on Twitter very quickly and then became real: Crysis Remastered was coming -- and now we know when the gameplay reveal will be, while the full game releases on July 23, 2020.

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But now some more details are arriving since we're getting close to the reveal of Crysis Remastered gameplay footage, as well Maximum amounts of information on the game. One of those gold nuggets is the fact that we should see Crysis Remastered running at 4K on the current-gen (but best console) Xbox One X.

Not just that, but the entire file size for Crysis Remastered could be just 7GB -- although, this could be larger with a day-one patch.

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CDPR: You can play Cyberpunk 2077 in 'Grand Theft Auto Mode'

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 2:20 am CDT

Cyberpunk 2077 is going to have a myriad of play styles, but one of the most imporitant thing will be for those who want to play CD PROJEKT RED's epic RPG like a chaotic GTA-style game.

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You'll have that option according to Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears, who in a recent interview with PCGamesN said: "If you want to go out on a rampage and have no remorse, then you have got the option, and that's fine with us".

But... you probably won't want to do that, with Pears adding: "However, once you start to play the missions and see the amount of options you have. I think that will make players stop and think a little bit before doing something reckless. We've seen a lot of people default to that 'GTA mode' and then after a little bit they realise how many things are different and adjust how they play".

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Here's where you can watch the Crysis Remastered gameplay reveal

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 30, 2020 at 1:28 am CDT

EA and Crytek are gearing up the world's first gameplay footage of Crysis Remastered, where after it was teased and later confirmed, Crysis Remastered will have its first gameplay footage revealed at July 1 at 12PM ET / 9AM PST.

You can watch it right here in the above YouTube video, from the official Crytek YouTube account titled 'Crysis Remastered - Official Gameplay Trailer Premiere'. We should expect some of the most glorious graphics we've ever seen, and what should be our first confirmation of Crysis Remastered for the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles.

Crysis Remastered Features:

  • HD/4K textures
  • Screen Space Direction Occlusion (SSDO)
  • Voxel-based global illumination (SVOGI)
  • High-end volumetric fog/lighting effects and reflections
  • Software-based ray-tracing in CryEngine 5.6
  • Motion blur
  • Parallax occlusion mapping
  • New particle effects
  • Enhanced depth of field

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