Aug 29, 2019

Nanoparticles could grant humans permanent night vision

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Aug. 27 (UPI) — Built-in night vision may not be far off. Scientists have developed nanoparticles that allow mice to see near-infrared light.

Researchers are scheduled to describe the technological breakthrough on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. ET at the American Chemical Society’s fall meeting, held this week in San Diego. Their presentation will be streamed live online.

“When we look at the universe, we see only visible light,” lead researcher Gang Han, a material scientists and biochemist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said in a news release. “But if we had near-infrared vision, we could see the universe in a whole new way. We might be able to do infrared astronomy with the naked eye, or have night vision without bulky equipment.”

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