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Scientists Gave Praying Mantises Tiny 3D Glasses To Prove They Have 3D Vision

Scientists outfitted praying mantises with 3D glasses made of beeswax to confirm that the insects have 3D vision. But they couldn’t show the mantises the equivalent of IMAX films.


New Research Could Improve Artificial Retinas To Help A Blind Eye See

It’s possible to restore some rough semblance of sight in the blind with artificial retinas. New research suggests that varying the length of the electrical pulses used to let a blind eye “see” could enable much higher-resolution retinal implants, so that blind people can better navigate their environment with confidence.


A New Kind Of Bionic Eye Will Feed Images Directly Into Your Brain

Most types of bionic vision rely on using large parts of the exiting human visual system to restore sight. But a new technique will simply feed the output from a digital camera directly into the brain.


This Laser Camera Can See Around Corners

How can a person see around a blind corner? One answer is to develop X-ray vision. A more mundane approach is to use a mirror. But if neither are an option, a group of scientists led by Genevieve Gariepy have developed a state-of-the-art detector which, with some clever data processing techniques, can turn walls and floors into a “virtual mirror”, giving the power to locate and track moving objects out of direct line of sight.


Can These Glasses Help The Colourblind? We Put EnChroma To The Test

A company called EnChroma has built a pair of glasses that claims to restore colour vision for the colourblind. Predictably, the internet has erupted with excitement. But it’s not the first instance in which a piece of technology has made this bold assertion, and the science behind colour perception isn’t straightforward. We decided it was time to figure out what’s really going on.


A Mad Science Experiment Proves A Simple Evolutionary Hypothesis

You may consider your eyes a priceless commodity, but for Mexican cavefish, they were a burdensome expense. In a first-of-a-kind study, scientists have figured out exactly how much energy an animal saves by abandoning vision — in this case, anywhere from 5 to 15%.


23 Facts About Your Eyes (And What Can Go Wrong With Them)

Our eyes are a fundamental part of the human sensory system — but they’re complex things that can easily go wrong. Here are 23 facts about your windows to the world, including 11 things that can go horribly wrong.


Neuroscientists Are Still Confused About #TheDress

The dress is back — this time with peer-reviewed science. Months after the blue-and-black (OR IS IT white-and-gold?) dress provoked a bajillion arguments, scientists come armed with new studies. But they still can’t solve the fundamental mystery behind the dress.


The Real Science Behind The Crazy Night Vision Eyedrops  

When I called up the Columbia scientist whose mouse experiments inspired two biohackers to squirt chemicals in their eyes to induce “night vision”, I expected, at best, cautious optimism. I did not expect him to tell me that, oh yeah, once, in his younger days, he hooked himself up to an IV and tried it, too.


Simple GIF Vision Test Shows How Good Your Eyesight Is

Do you see Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? If you see Einstein, that means your vision is good! If you see Marilyn Monroe, your eyes need some help. In the GIF above, you should see both as it zooms in. When the image is further away and smaller, you’ll see Marilyn. As it comes closer, you’ll see Einstein. The quicker you see him, the better your eyesight.


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