March 1, 2019
HUMANS could get the power to see in the dark after mice were injected with nanoparticles which gave them the ability to see infrared light.
The rodents were given infrared night vision for 10 weeks after the injection, with only minor side effects, in an experiment conducted by Chinese and US scientists.
The team at the University of Science and Technology of China said they could modify a human’s vision to detect a wider spectrum of colours.
Current infrared technology allows the user to see heat emitted from animals but its effectiveness is hampered by bulky batteries and interference from visible light.
But nanoparticles inserted into the eyes of mice boosted their vision beyond the normal range of colours they can detect and enabled the rodents to see infrared light.
This article was posted: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:50 am