Watch video above to see these stories on AZ Illustrated Science on Tuesday, Oct. 21:

COLOR VISION: Michael McNulty is a landscape photographer writing a book on vision and light. He explains the particulars of how people's eyes perceive different colors and wavelengths of light, as the colors shift with the rising sun.

PHOTONICS: Photonics - a kind of specialty light- is used in everything from dental and medical surgery, telecommunications, building automobiles and phones, and even dismantling a nuclear power plant from a safe distance away. U.S. has been a leader in optics and photonics research. However, countries such as China and Germany are becoming bigger competitors.

VISION TESTING IN SPACE: Local researchers have patented a new system for testing astronauts' vision in space.

EMDR: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a psychotherapy treatment designed to distress associated with traumatic memories. Researchers say it facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive solution.

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