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ravi_iitian
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MIT Just Created Living Plants That Glow Like A Lamp, And Could Grow Glowing Trees To Replace Street

“Roads of the future could be lit by glowing trees instead of streetlamps, thanks to a breakthrough in creating bioluminescent plants.”

 

http://www.thespaceacademy.org/2017/12/mit-just-created-living-plants-that.html?m=1

 

"Certa bonum certamen"
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purplepony
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Ravi, I love this. Thanks for sharing. It gives an entirely new meaning to the term of “natural light!”
reinierb
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So now the aliens will have nowhere to hide when they invade Earth. Unless of course, they can make themselves look like glowing trees. 

renata101
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Hey Ravi, 

Actually, some artist got together with a French geneticist in 2000 or so  and made a glow-in-the-dark bunny (another one of those "please-don't-try-this-at-home-without-proper-supervision-and-one-of-those-ethics-board-review-thingies" projects). 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba_(rabbit)
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16-mutant-bunny/
https://www.wired.com/2002/08/rip-alba-the-glowing-bunny/

Edited to add the following:

It looks like scientists in Hawaii and Istanbul cooked up some of their own a few years ago:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/glow-in-dark-rabbits-scientists

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