only at infrared wavelengths... though he had the sense to stick to IR photography rather than hack his own vision so he RETAINED HIS SANITY.
Corman, 1963), and then easier still. Dr James Xavier [below] has seen SEEN TOO MUCH but after such knowledge there is no return to the comforts of oblivion.
Erickson 2013), including the black contact lenses, but with more bleeding from orifices.
Fortunately the technology has progressed since Linebarger (1964) when the procedure required injections straight into the eyeballs.
Now happy mutant Shadduck, in a Boing Boing thread, has apprised the Riddled Research Laboratory of a project to shift the visible spectrum via diet.
[Explaining Voice. Adjusts spectacles; rolls up sleeves of labcoat]Most animal vision rests on photopigments from the rhodopsin family**, all based around a molecule of retinal -- which can flex between its trans- and cis-11- isomers as photons strike it -- wrapped in a
The project is to trick the photoreceptor cells into synthesising pigments from the porphyropsin family instead, where the tortilla filling is a molecule of dehydroretinal;
Just don't come running to Riddled when you bring yourself to the attention of the vast lidless eyes from beyond space and time and they WILL NOT LOOK AWAY.
* Similar, earlier observations (Lovecraft 1920; Gordon 1986) are excluded from the present literature review because the Tillinghast Resonator is a totally nother technology.
** The exception is phototaxis in sponge embryos, guided it seems by a cryptochrome pigment. I had no idea that sponges had embryos, let alone photosensitive ones.
-------------------------------------------------------In an independent development, the same team of Citizen Scientists self-administered eyedrops of a porphyrin chemical -- basically a Heme group without the ferrous ion*** -- mixed with DMSO for faster absorption, and with insulin because reasons. Their report is distributed on the Interducts to bypass the narrowminded gatekeeping of the vanity-press mockademic journals who strangle science.
The plan is to produce improved night vision, outweighing the upended diurnal rhythm and the thirst for blood. Oh, the authors prefer to call the chemical 'Chlorin e6' and emphasise its affinity to chlorophyll rather than to heme, but they would, wouldn't they. They also describe it as a 'light amplifier', which may be true in a laser cavity, not so much at midnight.
speculation in the literature that Chlorin e6 molecules will find their way to L-cones in the retina and enhance their detection of red light, by absorbing and re-radiating low-energy photons, which would perhaps be useful if the sensitivity of L-cones to 670-nm light were the limiting factor of night-time vision [Spoiler alert -- it isn't].
Another research subject develops black contactsThe single research subject, after prolonged dark adaptation with goggles and black contacts, displayed better night vision than four control subjects (adaptation status unspecified).
Shine jobIt's probably easier to dig up a doctor, and pay him 20 menthol Kools to do a surgical shine job on your eyeballs. Also I am disappointed by the failure to cite Long's (1999) night-vision research with Sylobane:
The man to her left had lowered a seatback tray and was quietly laying out two plastic syringes. One had a baby-blue cap over the needle, the other a pink cap. He held the baby-blue syringe up for her observation. 'Sylobane,' he said. 'It suppresses the retinal cones and magnifies your retinal rods. Achromatopsia. In plain English, it creates a supersensitivity to light. Night vision. Only problem is, once you start you have to keep doing it. Lots of soldiers with cataracts up top. Didn't keep up.'*** Sadly, we have used the 'ferrous wheel' joke previously.