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Glowing Plants Could Become an All-Natural Source of Illumination

By: Gil Haddi - Published: • References: glowingplant and kickstarter
Seems like an idea brought over from some alien planet, but Glowing Plants is an actual project that can turn plants into a natural source of light and illumination.

Through scientific analysis of specimens found in nature that emit light, such as fireflies, and lab work involving synthetic biology, the Glowing Plant team has been able to make this dream become a reality. If we could get trees to glow, we would no longer need to use electricity for street lamps, Christmas decorations would be that much cooler and even desk lamps could be replaced with potted plants.

The Glowing Plants project could help provide the entire planet with a more environmentally friendly light source.