Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Weird Wednesday ~ Glow in the Dark Plants

What if plants could glow, like a firefly, at night and we would no longer have a need for power consuming street lights?

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This is the brain child of Daan Roosegaarde, a designer and developer who advocates the use of bio-luminescence as an alternative energy source.  Roosegaarde promotes the technology of Dr. Alexander Krichevsky, who splices bioluminescence properties into the DNA of plants. Dr. Krichevsky has successfully created plants which will absorb sunlight and then glow for approx. 8 hrs at night. The only drawback, so far, is that the plants have a short lifespan.

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Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Mmmm, the part about the plant's short life span, makes me pause.

But then, in the whole scheme of things, is that a good tradeoff?

Guess no one is going to ask the plants...

Happy October!
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

Don't mess with Mother Nature!

Nadine said...

Well it definitely is an interesting concept. I have to hesitate with the knowledge that the plants have a shorter life span. It must mean there is some sort of downside to it right?

Anonymous said...

It is a wonderful idea in theory but I think we already mess around too much with Mother Nature. I would like to see more lights that recharge but the sun instead of using electricity.