Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trees Replace Streetlights

Dr. Yen-Hsun Su from Taiwan's National Cheng King University has discovered how to potentially use trees as streetlights. Through experiments he figured out that when you add gold nanoparticles to the leaves of the Bacopa Caroliniana tree, the tree produces a a red emission in chlorophyll. When used properly, this fusion of nanotechnology can help the environment by cutting down on light pollution and the use of electricity. And of course, planting more trees helps reduce the world's carbon footprint!

Am hoping this will make it to the market soon. I see a great Green Marketing campaign...

[Via Dvice]