The world of plants is often a field of investigation for innovations and researches that look to the future; among the most recent is the one conducted by the scientists of the Mit of Boston, who managed to make light to the leaves of a plant. A light that although dim, illuminated for three and a half hours the pages of a book, as seen in the video.
But what are the fields of application of this curious research? The idea is to apply it on a large scale to larger trees, which could even, in the future, replace street lamps, to reduce the energy consumption of public lighting.
The result was obtained by injecting nanoparticles into the leaves of a plant; the enzyme used, luciferase, is the same that allows fireflies to create their nocturnal glow.