Posted on Tuesday, 2 November, 2010 | 5 comments| News tip by: Donna
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Taiwanese researchers are working on a way to replace street lamps with glow-in-the-dark trees.
The research involves lacing them with gold nanoparticles in order to turn their leaves in to bio-light-emitting diodes. If it proves successful it could provide a far more energy-efficient means with which to illuminate our streets.
"Researchers in Taiwan think they may eventually be able to replace street lamps with trees laced with gold nanoparticles that turn their leaves into bio-light-emitting diodes."