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guy uses chlorin e6 to get nightvision
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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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These small robots developed by computer scientists and engineers at Harvard can organize themselves into a collective programmable shape. 

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Hubble is reprising one of its greatest hits. Twenty years after the release of its iconic image of the Eagle nebula's "Pillars of Creation", the space telescope – which turns 25 this year – has captured two new, even sharper views that peer through the pillars' shrouds of dust.

The original image, taken in 1995 with Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, revealed three towering "elephant trunks" of gas and dust that are in the process of forming new stars. The columns are also being sculpted and eroded by winds from nearby young star.