Glow In The Dark Plants

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Scientists are working on plants that can double duty as lamps. They are rechargeable, glow-in-the-dark plants that could provide light to humans without using up electricity. They look like Slimer from “Ghostbusters.”

This is a project out of MIT. Scientists are working to embed nanoparticles near the surface of leaves that charge themselves from an LED light repeatedly. It is a branch of science called nanobiotics. It means that you mod out living plants with other functions. Like “Little Shop of Horrors,” only these plants don’t try to kill you. We hope!

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