Hello, hope you had a wonderful weekend! One of nature’s most amazing natural phenomena is bio-luminescence, the ability of an organism to create its own light. Mother Nature is astounding!
Two years ago, MIT engineers embedded nano particles into a watercress plant so that it will glow in the dark for 4 hours. Various startups have created types of glowing plants with the vision that bio-luminescence will supplement or even replace electricity setting exciting trends in biotech-based lighting.
These projects have gone through their fair share of setbacks and critiques. Though one glowing plant project has shut down in 2017, I wonder if synthetic biology applications will be given another chance in the future. I feel curious enough to participate in some research projects exploring such alternative energy sources. Who knows? 🙂
In response to:
- Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: participate