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The base is patrolled by drones, protected by a twenty-foot-high electric fence, watchtowers, infrared cameras, motion detectors …. and a hundred people just like me, and you know what I can do.
Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  light that cannot be seen with the human eye, but whose warmth can be felt
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Infrared light (electromagnetic radiation) has wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves.
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  • The base is patrolled by drones, protected by a twenty-foot-high electric fence, watchtowers, infrared cameras, motion detectors …. and a hundred people just like me, and you know what I can do.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The cables also carry video and infrared signals so that the operator can see where the ROV is going.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • How he wishes he had eyes to see the ultraviolet, eyes to see the infrared, eyes to see radio waves crowding the darkening sky, flashing through the walls of the house.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Agents scan the cars with an infrared telescope to pick up body heat.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • I also had an infrared strobe light that I could fire up, and I had the laser from my rifle, which I took off and aimed at the regular U.S. flyby.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Tim faced a vast open room, bathed in deep infrared light.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "Like infrared scopes," Michael Yew muttered.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • We will wear infrared goggles for vision.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The corridor was steeped in viscous darkness, so Root flicked down his infrared filter.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Add to the list of superpowers I did not have: infrared vision.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief

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  • His eyes were covered with infrared goggles that glowed from inside.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • If someone managed to evade the infrared detectors and got into the house, a 115-decibel siren would go off.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Photographs taken with infrared reflectography and X ray suggested that this rogue painter, while filling in Da Vinci’s sketched study, had made suspicious departures from the underdrawing… as if to subvert Da Vinci’s true intention.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Looking out the window I can see it, a glimmer, like the phosphorescence you get in stirred seawater, behind the sky, which is overcast and too low and a dull gray infrared.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • A Gulf & Western infrared Eye View Monitor was set up just off to the left, carefully calibrated to track the fovea movements of each subject.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • In addition it had a center-mount Homans infrared multi-spex camera as well as the usual electronic and radio-detection gear.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • They’ve been mapping us, with infrared and transitor television, measuring us for the Sunday punch.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • On infrared a number of them were glowing brightly from internal heat, indicating that their boilers or gas-turbine engine plants were operating.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Denise and Steffie stayed home that week as men in Mylex suits and respirator masks made systematic sweeps of the building with infrared detecting and measuring equipment.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • And they would be well armed and rigged with infrared and motion sensors.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Crosshairs! A scope … an infrared scope of a rifle.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Then, in the middle of the night, under the infrared bulb of Thea’s photographic kit, I tried the hood once more, and he submitted to it at last.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • There might be silent alarms, hidden infrared cameras, whatever.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • He imagined uniformed men peering through infrared telescopes and binoculars, not sure what they were looking for but ordered to observe everything.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Operating out of a gleaming-white training room, Frenchy stocked every manner of weight-loss facilitator, including electric blankets, infrared lamps, electric light cabinets, baking machines, "violet-rays," vibrating contraptions, and rubber sleeping bags and sheets.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • She hit the key for an infrared scan.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • A black mask covers my face and infrared goggles shield my eyes.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • These days, the cops had helicopters and dogs and infrared and snitches everywhere.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • It was night down there, as planned, but infrared snoopers let you size up terrain quite well after you are used to them.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • What they did have was infrared technology that would electronically strip Cyclops of enough foliage to reveal any suspicious anomalies, such as heat.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • But the black chopper is running dark, would be nearly invisible if not for the infrared trail coming out of its twin turbo jets.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • She was a warm light upon his skin, a spectrum of light beyond the ability of his eyes to detect, as were infrared and ultraviolet, but though he could not see her, he could feel her shining in the world.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The lunch and dinner rushes were always exciting, with the lines backing up at the counter, the cashiers shouting orders over the microphones, the grill guys shoveling hamburgers through the flame-broiling conveyer belt, everyone running from the fixings counter to the drinks station to the infrared fries warmer, staying on top of the orders, the manager jumping in to help whenever a crisis cropped up.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • Infrared camera.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Infrared!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Insurgents usually wouldn’t attack then, because they knew we had the advantage with our technology, including our night-vision gear and infrared sensors.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • If they see me dressed like this, equipped with infrared goggles, they’ll question me for sure.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • These are infrared films, as you know, which produce a picture on the basis of heat instead of light.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Mars’s infrared goggles glowed brighter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The others are still blinded, but Y.T. sees into the night with her Knight Visions, sees all the way into near infrared, and she sees the source of it, a double.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • He figured the TV-type screen was the FLIR readout, which monitored a forward-looking infrared heat sensor.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • They are adrift in a laser-drawn world, scanning retinas in all directions, doing background checks on everyone within a thousand yards, seeing everything in visual light, infrared, millimeter.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • If there was an infrared camera, Webb could not detect the whereabouts of the lens.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • If you toss your head like a horse bothered by a fly, your infrared snoopers go up on your forehead — toss it again, they come down.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • The plane that now approached, undoubtedly with infrared scanners, was proof enough.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • The infrared filter was messing with his depth perception and he’d whacked his head on two protruding U-bends so far.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The museum was dark, and the guards wore U.S. Marine issue infrared goggles.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A high-powered rifle on a rooftop? A rifle of unquestioned accuracy with an infrared telescopic sight?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Instead, they watched the entrance of the brownstone, confident that they could not be picked up by the infrared beam of a scanning camera.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Wearing their infrared goggles, they fanned out across the nave, swinging their detectors before them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
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