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Eclipse spectators getting their glasses ready

WASHINGTON — With the highly anticipated solar eclipse coming on Monday, glasses that allow you to watch the event safely are flying off shelves everywhere, and eyeglass retailer Warby Parker is seeing that first-hand.The company is giving away NASA-certified eclipse glasses for free, and stores are running out of glasses each day soon after they open their doors.“I have a 12-year-old son who’s really excited about looking at it,” said Adina Liuzzo, who stopped by the Warby Parker store in...

Texas Has a New Medical Marijuana Law, But It May Well Serve No Patients

Illustration by Nick AndersonAndrea Wimberly started getting seizures during puberty. For years, doctors tried a medley of pharmaceuticals to treat her epilepsy. They gave her Tegretol and Vimpat and Dilantin and Lamictal and Depakote. Some of the drugs made her seizures worse. Others soothed the problem but didn’t fix it. Usually, the seizures came on when she was stressed, sick or on her period. When she had a “simple” seizure she was “kind of out of it,” she said. With a “complex” one she...

Luxexcel lands VC cash for prescription virtual reality eyewear

02 Oct 2017Netherlands-based Innovation Industries makes €4 million equity investment.Luxexcel, the Netherlands-based developer of 3D-printed optics, says it has attracted new venture capital investment of €4 million that will enable it to advance its technology for augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) applications.The Eindhoven firm, which received €8.5 million backing as recently as May and counts semiconductor equipment giant KLA-Tencor among its backers, will...