How does a man rendered blind at age 13 learn to climb Mount Everest? He learns to see with his tongue, of course. Using a device, called the BrainPort, this machine takes the tongue’s rich chemical environment, and turns that environment into an electrode grid that duplicates qualities of the eye – identifying shape, movement, size, and distance through shocks and pixels. Turning taste into sight.
In an unassuming white house sandwiched between a row of strip malls in Staten Island, a 2,000-foot state-of-the-art facility is churning elite athletes into powerhouse pros. Four weeks after flattening Diego Sanchez in 98 seconds, professional UFC fighter Al Iaquinta is back to his regular regimen at the NY Sports Science Lab, training for his next fight.
Yes indeed, Roc Nation still runs a boxing program, as Junior Younan, the NY based prospect who gloves up Saturday night against Derrick Findley, can attest. Roc is seeing through the development of some of their younger guns, people like Younan, and Darmani Rock, and those fighters have been kept reasonably patient while leeway has been given for a patient trek toward maturation.