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Glow-in-the-dark trees as street lights

| | April 1, 2014

In the not-so-distant future, your evening walk could be lit by gently glowing trees rather than standard street lights.

That was the concept presented by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde at the South by Southwest festival this year. Roosegaarde took examples from biomimicry — “What can we learn from nature?” — to develop his innovative idea: creating bioluminescent plants.

“When you have a jellyfish deep, deep underwater it creates its own light,” Roosegaarde explains in the video. “It does not have a battery or a solar panel or an energy bill. It does it completely autonomously. What can we learn from that?”

Read the full, original article: Glow-In-The-Dark Trees Could Replace Street Lights One Day

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