Researchers infuse plants with chemicals to glow for hours


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/20/researchers-infuse-plants-with.html


#2

I suppose their lab would be a glow-op…


#3

Great for xmas trees!


#4

If I eat glow in the dark vegetables will I have glow in the dark poo?

Will our sewage systems be all aglow with this poo?

These are the kinds of questions that keep me awake at night.


#5

Unfortunately, while super cool, this seems like a great opportunity for more night sky light pollution and all sorts of other unintended side effects.

At least LED based streetlights are directional to large extent.


#6

So you soak the plants in cell invading chemicals that are “generally regarded as safe.” I guess it beats lead on Christmas tree wires and mercury in fluorescent bulbs. But this seems more like a bio-art project ala Eduardo Kac than anything ever meant to be practical.


#7

How about different colors? Making the back garden look like Avatar would be cool.

Then again, green would be fine for a Lovecraftian theme.


#8

Mixing this stuff into lawn sprinklers would be fun!


#9

Pffft…

Caverns have been lit by phosphorescent fungi since I started playing D&D back in ‘75


#10

There are also plants stuffed with chemicals that will make everything glow…


#11

Didn’t Phil and Lem at Veridian Dynamics do this years ago?

Also accidentally inventing glowing squirrels in the process as well


#12

You know the “Golgathan” in the film Dogma?


#13

Please someone do this with weed just to see the reactions!


#14

This is the brightest timeline.


#15

The Shit Demon!!!


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