Seeing invisible light.

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Seeing invisible light.

Every day I read through phys.org before I finish my morning coffee. I can no longer tell the mad scientists from the sane scientists. The latest here involves putting nano particles into the eye to change invisible light into visible light. It is only a matter of time before some fool tries this. https://phys.org/news/2019-08-nanoparticles-humans-built-in-night-vision...

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I read that site too. Also read Sciencedaily which is basically the same thing. Here’s an article about the third type of light receptor in our eyes.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190818101642.htm

So much for the repeated claim of needing an x increase in lumen to perceive the change. I know I could always tell when using more or less lumen.

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You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/elon-musks-secretive-brain-te...

 

So with NIR vision and chameleon skin, we can beat the Suleban!

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From the article:
“We might […] have night vision without bulky equipment.”
I already have night vision without “bulky equipment” – I just use my D4. Probably even smaller than the IR lights the scientist have to use. …

“If we had a super dog that could see NIR light, we could project a pattern onto a lawbreaker’s’ body from a distance, and the dog could catch them without disturbing other people”.
Yeah, much easier than using visible light and “stock” eyes … Facepalm

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I like it, I will volunteer with that stuff in my eyes Cool

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nice Trek reference

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And there’s always…

 

 

…which is probably closer to the implanted-ook-to-let-you-see-in-the-dark.

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Not really an innovative idea, just more of the same military research for enhanced killing.

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Ooooh, the black oil…

That always made my eyes water just thinking about it. Yecch.

And that was, like, aliens, not the military. ‘Though it could’ve been military aliens, who knows.

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The military would do anything for that alien tech. Also I know that queasy, edge-of-your-seat feeling it’s the hallmark of a great scene.

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Funny thing is, I can watch those shows on the Peeb doing open-eyeball surgery and the like, and none of it fazes me.

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roguesoul wrote:
The military would do anything for that alien tech.

And speaking of which, catch “I Come In Peace“. Great silly flick, and Dolph’s awesome. LOL

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Lightbringer wrote:
roguesoul wrote:
The military would do anything for that alien tech.

And speaking of which, catch “I Come In Peace“. Great silly flick, and Dolph’s awesome. LOL

Unfortunately my library doesn’t have a copy of this so it’s a no go.

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Mucking around with nano particles in the human eye… doesn’t sound very safe to me. Most of these scientists don’t have a clue about the long term physical effects of such a feat. I’d much rather have special slim goggles or glasses to put on that performs this function.

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Hm. I had a cataract replaced years ago with the last intraocular lens model that had no blue/UV filter built in.
With the operated eye, I could use a UV flashlight to get around in the dark— by comparison the normal eye just sees a faint violet glow.
Of course I don’t do that, to protect the retina carefully in the operated eye,
https://www.pointsdevue.com/article/retinal-light-exposure-after-catarac... since it’s not evolved to handle those high energy photons.

Others have documented the same experience:

https://science.slashdot.org/story/12/02/14/165202/followup-ultraviolet-...

http://www.komar.org/faq/colorado-cataract-surgery-crystalens/ultra-viol...