Cockroaches achieve night vision by accumulating light signals

Cockroaches might not be so popular but they actually have amazing abilities that can inspire new technologies. The nocturnal creatures can see in near pitch black by pooling light signals over time, like time-lapse photography discovered by Matti Weckström and his team at University of Oulu in Finland and published in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cockroaches-accumulate-light-to-see-in-the-dark/

http://www.oulu.fi/fysiikka/henkilokunta/weckström-matti

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v516/n7530/full/516146a.html