Discovered: raptor dinosaurs ate birds, rabbits test out digital contact lenses, an energy drink-fueled rise in hospital visits and the crazy ideas people get after taking a multivitamin.
Evidence catches up to imagination: raptor diet included birds. It's a finding that, to us, seems to suggest just how little humanity really knows about what went down millions of years ago when the T-Rex power-walked through Land Before Time terrain. New Scientist reports that paleontologists are touting the "the first direct evidence that dinos preyed on their feathered relatives" after a long-ago digested prehistoric bird was found in a preserved stomach of a raptor. We also learn one more thing about the raptor's dietary habits: "The bird skeleton was nearly intact, suggesting it was swallowed whole as live prey rather than scavenged." [New Scientist]
Those computerized contact lenses were successfully tested out on rabbits. The inevitable invention, contact lenses that allow us to filter the real world through a digitized reality, have been, to some degree, successfully tested out ("a single pixel" has been projected on lenses). And, as Scientific American points out, a University of Washington professor, Babak Parviz, tinkering with the design first tested out the safety of the design by "placing the lenses on the eyes of lab rabbits." Those tests, as the BBC notes, went well "with no obvious adverse effects." But the ultimate goal of morphing all of humanity into robots is still a ways off: "Our next goal is to incorporate some predetermined text in the contact lens," said Parviz to the BBC. [Scientific American, BBC News via WSJ Tech Europe]