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DOE Artificial Retina Project Receives the Popular Science "Best of Whats Next Award":
Published: June 13, 2005
Posted: July 06, 2005

In the June 2005 issue of Popular Science, the DOE Artificial Retina Project received the Best of Whats Next award in the personal health technical category (titled: The Bionic Eye). The Artificial Retina project was one of four other innovative technologies select from technologies around the world for most promising technology to impact man kind in near future. In the Popular Science write-up, the author highlights the innovative engineering developments made by the projects team members who include scientists from 5 DOE National Laboratories, 3 universities, and an industrial partner. The Popular Science, The Bionic Eye article can be found at the following web address: [website].

Contact: Dean Cole, SC-23.2, (301) 903-3268
Topic Areas:

  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition
  • Legacy: Medical Applications

Division: SC-23.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER
      (formerly SC-23.2 Medical Sciences Division, OBER)


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