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What Is That Giant, Low-Flying Helicopter Doing Up There, Anyway?

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Baltimore skies have been so busy lately. First, there was the mysterious Naval blimp looming over the skyline. Now, the Department of Homeland Security has announced it’ll be running a test this week in which a huge, low-flying helicopter patrols Baltimore to test for radiation. Or do they have other, more sinister plans in mind?

This Week in Research: Lazy Eye and Radiation Brain

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Amblyopia, aka lazy eye, happens when a person’s eyes are mismatched — one is weaker than the other, or they’re misaligned, or they focus differently — and if it’s not corrected very early on, it becomes a problem for life. Basically, very young children have flexible brains that can learn to adapt to corrected vision in a way that adult brains are pretty much incapable of doing. But a team of University of Maryland researchers think they may have found a way to trick the adult brain into rewiring itself.

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