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Nanoparticles inserted into the eyes of mice enabled them to see infrared light.
Could modify someone’s vision to detect a wider spectrum of colours.
Including treatment for people who are colour-blind and unable to perceive red.
Military applications include night vision abilities without the goggles.
Infrared wavelengths are too long rods and cones to absorb.
Nanoparticles convert these signals into shorter wavelengths, i.e. green light.
Research by the University of Science and Technology of China.
The study was published in journal Cell.