viernes, 22 de agosto de 2014

Bioluminscent trees could light up our streets

Bioluminscent trees could light up our streets

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s team who have conceptualized smart, interactive highways and parks that remove smog particles -- are turning their attention to bioluminescent jellies and bacteria.

By merging their light producing compound with plants, the team envisions illuminating city streets with trees that glow at night.

A University of Cambridge team modified genetic material from fireflies and the luminescent bacterium Vibrio fischeri to boost the production of light-yielding enzymes that can ultimately be inserted into genomes
they called it BioBricks .

A Kickstarter campaign for glowing plants using no electricity was funded just last year.

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