Trees could soon replace streetlights after scientists create plants that glow

Trees could soon replace streetlights after scientists create plants that glow
 

Glowing trees could soon replace streetlights, scientists have claimed after producing plants which produce light.
American researchers have discovered a way of making plants give off dim light for almost four hours.
‘The vision is to make a plant that will function as a desk lamp — a lamp that you don’t have to plug in,’ said Michael Strano, professor of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
‘The light is ultimately powered by the energy metabolism of the plant itself.’
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14 December 2017 in Hot News, Views: 281
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