Mice injected with newly-deveoped nanoparticles in the retina can see infrared light as green light
Mice with night vision - nanotechnology short science news

Scientists have developed nanoparticles that can be injected in the retina and convert here infrared light into visible green light.

When applied in the retina, which converts light into electrical pulses, of mice, shining infrared light contracted the pupils, indicating that the mice had seen the light. Also, these mice avoided a chamber which was lit by infrared light, and preferred to stay in the dark.

Thus, it seems that the nanoparticles had effectively converted infrared light into visible light. This technique might used in the future for the treatment of, for example, color blindness.

Read the full story: University of Science and Technology of China
Scientific publication: Cell