Artist’s impression of the view through future night-vision glasses.
Lei Xu / NTU
New ‘nanocrystal metasurfaces’ can convert infrared light into the visible spectrum
Shuvuuia deserti depict a small predatory creature with exceptional night vision and hearing.
Mick Ellison/American Natural History Museum
By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.
United States Geological Survey
Nocturnal insects have eyes that act like cameras to enhance their light-gathering abilities.
There’s definitely room for improvement in night-vision goggle technology – and graphene could make a huge contribution.
UK Ministry of Defence/Flickr
Graphene – an atom-thick sheet of carbon – has been touted as a new wonder material: it is stronger than steel and conducts electricity better than copper. In the journal Nature Nanotechnology today, my…
Australian bull ants that travel at night take longer to return to the nest, a study from the Australian National University…