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Would you like to be to see in the dark? One day this might be . Scientists have done tests on mice and have given them the to see near-infrared . This is a kind of light wave that mice (and humans) cannot see. Research teams from the University of Science and Technology of China and the University of Massachusetts Medical School changed the of the test mice. They injected special nanoparticles into their eyes. These tiny let the mice see better in the dark. The effect of the lasted for around 10 weeks. The said the eyesight of the mice was not damaged and the eyes did not suffer from any effects.

The is now published in the research journal 'Cell'. The researchers say they hope the tests could be done with humans. Researcher Dr Tian Xue explained what he hopes for the . He said: "Human beings have been trying to develop technology to enable abilities that are beyond our abilities." He said future tests could let humans see in the dark that they cannot see now. Dr Tian added: "Another cool about this potential is that it wouldn't require a person to wear heavy and energy-intensive , such as night-vision goggles." He also said: "The military will very be interested in this work.

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