23 Jun '14, 7pm

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While the “Smart Highway” team irons out the kinks for the photo-luminescent roadways, Roosegaarde is pushing the boundaries of glow-in-the-dark technology in yet another invention that could replace street lights: auto luminescent trees. Working together with Bioglow , an American biotechnology firm that developed the world’s first light producing plants earlier this year, Roosegaarde and collaborator Alexander Krichevsky envision streets lit up by Avatar-style glowing trees. Taking cues from biomimicry, the light-emitting plants are created by splicing in DNA from luminescent marine bacteria. Krichevsky has also started a project separate from Roosegaarde that uses a light coating of “biological paint” rather than genetically modified material to make trees glow in the dark.

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