Monday, September 07, 2009

Night vision eye drops on the way?

Chlorophyll eye drops have been shown to double the night vision of mice and rabbits in lab tests. (Discover Magazine) The chemical has the ability to absorb red hues (which are normally invisible when it's dark). Where did this idea come from? Scientists figured this out by studying dragonfish, which use chlorophyll to see deep in the ocean, far from the sun's light.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.