Cities to be Lit by Bioluminescent Trees

  1. Greg Bernhardt

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    Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees
    http://blog.suny.edu/2014/03/future-cities-lit-by-beautiful-bioluminescent-trees/

     

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  3. Q_Goest

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    How about house plants? We could light our homes with them!
     
  4. nsaspook

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  5. Evo

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    There is a large chemical company that has a huge experimental farm near me. There is actually a guard shack at the entrance, it looks like a military compound. One night, a few years ago, as I was cresting a hill near the farm, I noticed that one of their cornfields had an eerie green glow. I googled and found references to experiments to make corn glow, no idea what I saw.
     
  6. Greg Bernhardt

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    What is the upside to glowing corn? Novelty popcorn?
     
  7. Evo

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    You can pick corn at night. :tongue: I guess it was just to see if it could be done. Of course, they could have placed green glowing lights all through the field, you could not see the fields normally, they are surrounded by high walls.
     
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  9. Ygggdrasil

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    At one point, researchers were discussing making plants that bioluminesce in response to injury from pests or disease. I have no idea if anyone has gone forward with that idea.
     
  10. Andy Resnick

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  11. Monique

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    How about engineering it into fruit, so they'll glow at a perfect time to eat. Or in animal muscle tissue, to glow when meat is spoiled. Possibilities are endless, but will society let such freak products free into nature?
     
  12. SteamKing

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    Sheldon Cooper already got his goldfish which glow in the dark.
     
  13. DrClaude

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    I don't subscribe to the views of the people depicted in nsaspook's post, but I don't agree that the the adjective "naturally" applies here.
     
  14. I see this thread was actually posted on April 1st, April Fools day, but I just had to respond that I want one of those trees. NOW!
     
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