Trees as streetlights

What it is:

A group of scientist in Taiwan recently discovered a way to let trees glow. By placing gold nano particles within the leaves of trees, they will give off a red glow. They infused the leaves of Bacopa Caroliniana. The scientists call this bio-LED. The bio-LED could be used for lighting the road for passersby without the need for electric power.

Why it’s cool:

Using trees to replace street lights would save on electricity costs and cut CO2 emissions, but it could also reduce light pollution in major cities. This idea is related to the trend nature city balance, because the street lights will look very natural this way. This idea is also related to the trend sustainability because it will cut CO2 emissions.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jul 26, 2011 @ 08:34:41

    love the pictures, very nice 🙂


  2. sistersandsisters
    Jul 26, 2011 @ 20:46:18

    Wauw, in de winter kan ik uren naar buiten kijken vooral als je sneeuw op de bomen ziet!



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