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Nanoparticles gave mice night vision abilities


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If we had a near-infrared vision, we could have a permanent night vision.

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that allow mice to see near-infrared light.

Nanoparticles are made from rare-earth metals and convert near-infrared light to visible light.

Physiological and behavioural tests confirmed the night-vision abilities provided by the nanoparticles.

Scientists are from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

In the labs, nanoparticles were injected into the eyes of mice, behind their retinas

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