Monday, 18 June 2012

Researchers Use Nanotechnology to Harness the Power of Fireflies

What do fireflies, nanorods, and Christmas lights have in common? Someday, consumers may be able to purchase multicolor strings of light that don' t need electricity or batteries to glow.

Scientists at Syracuse University found a new way to harness the natural light produced by fireflies using nanoscience. Their breakthrough produces a system that is 20 to 30 times more efficient than those produced during previous experiments.


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