Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Navaneeth Mohan

CAMPUS:

  • The human sight is a fascinating area of study. In a world filled with trillions of colors and a kaleidoscope of shapes, the human eye sees a fairly stable picture. 
  • One of the fascinating aspects of human vision is perspective. Even though the apparent size of an approaching car becomes larger and larger, we continue to perceive the car as being the same size. 
  • And researchers have been looking for the exact moment in the brain when perspective switches on. It’s somewhere between the moment that light enters our eyes to the moment we perceive the image in our brain
  • The western-led collaboration between the Brain and Mind Inst, South China Normal University and the University of East Anglia (U.K.) found exactly that moment. It occurs just 150 milliseconds after the light enters our eye. 
  • The researchers used EEGs to study the brain activity in people as objects changed size in their vision. 
  • This Brain and Mind Institute discovery about how the human brain allows us to see the real size of objects in the world can help engineers who are trying to devise machine vision systems for everything from robots to self-driving cars. 

LOCAL:

  • On Saturday, Caravan to Canada, the campaign for affordable insulin in the united states, made its London stop where the activists purchased insulin for one-tenth the price across the border. 
  • The trip recognizes the plight of 7.5 million Americans who rely on insulin to regulate blood sugar. Between 2002 and 2013, the price of the drug has tripled. 
  • The Caravan to Canada, organized by the insulin affordability advocacy group T1 International, began its journey in Minneapolis, Minn., last Friday. It made stops in three states before reaching London to load up on insulin at a tenth of the price they pay at home and make a visit to Banting House, where Dr. Frederick Banting lived briefly before moving to Toronto and discovering insulin, used to treat diabetes.
     

SPORTS:

  • This past weekend, the FC London’s women’s team were looking to keep their winning ways going against a hot FC Oshawa squad. London was coming off a thrilling 4-3 win in their last game, while Oshawa were undefeated in their last three games, trailing London by just a single point in the League 1 Standings.
  • London was able to extend its cushion in the standings, picking up three points with a 1-0 win over Oshawa. 
  • Our own Greg Bowman caught up with the goal scorer, Jade Kovacevic
  • With the win, London moves to 5-2-2 on the season, leapfrogging them from fifth place to third for the time being. Their next match will be on July 7th on the road against Durham FC.


WEATHER:

  • The Forest City has enjoyed a beautiful long weekend in celebration of Canada Day, and things are taking a turn this week. 
  • Today’s afternoon high of 27 will be accompanied by rain that will feel more like 35. The clouds will clear in the evening but, we expect to see more rain this week with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.