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MIT researchers create nanobionic glowing plants that are actually living

With the byline of "nanobionic plants might one day replace some electrical lighting", MIT scientists had taken the first step towards truly 'organic' lighting. To that end, a group of researchers led by postdoc Seon-Yeong Kwak has successfully embedded particular types of nanoparticles into the leaves of a watercress plant. This experiment resulted in what…


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Living Light: An LED lamp entirely powered by an organic living plant

Last week we talked about how researchers have successfully contrived living cyanobacteria-based bio-solar panels that can harvest tiny bits of electricity. Well, this time around, we have come across a design based on the same principle of photosynthesis, albeit with a more visual flair. To that end, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has crafted (in…




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