Hacking Your Eyes to Give Yourself Night Vision

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Science for the Masses used chlorophyll analog known as Chlorin e6 (or Ce6) to give healthy eyesight temporary night vision. This chemical is found in some deep sea fish and used to treat night-blindness. 

The group hypothesized the chemical could be dispersed into the eye and give a form of night vision. 



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Did it work? Yes. It started with shapes, hung about 10 meters away. "I'm talking like the size of my hand," Licina says. Before long, they were able to do longer distances, recognizing symbols and identifying moving subjects against different backgrounds.

"The other test, we had people go stand in the woods," he says. "At 50 meters, we could figure out where they were, even if they were standing up against a tree." Each time, Licina had a 100% success rate. The control group, without being dosed with Ce6, only got them right a third of the time.


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Those Bricks Are Made From Pee

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A new portable machine uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create an eco-friendly concrete-like material that can be used to make bricks to build houses.

The machine, called 'Dupe', uses a mixture of sand, bacteria and urine to create a material called biostone.

Chickens Given Tails to Make Them Walk Like Dinosaurs

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Studying dinosaur bones and physiology can only teach us so much about how dinosaurs actually walked the Earth. Because dinosaurs called theropods are related to modern birds, a few researchers thought they could study how they walk using chickens.

Theropods include dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus and Velociraptor, but they also ranged in size all the way down to tiny chicken-sized raptors covered in feathers. Theropods and modern birds also both have spongy air-filled bones, wishbones, and feathers and lay eggs and watch over them.