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FOTD – 11.13.19

Good morning! Snapshot taken in Vegas while waiting for transportation to arrive. Lovely orange blooms give me an energy boost to help me get my day started. ‚̧

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A-to-Z Challenge: Light


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? ūüôā

Bio-luminescent Organisms

Angler Bioluminescent – Distractify
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Glowworms
Photo Credit: Inhabitat
Bioluminescent-fungus
Photo Credit: Inhabitat
Bioluminescent marine bacteria
Photo Credit: Inhabitat

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