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Enzymes from fireflies used to make glowing nanorods

By Damir Beciri
One Comment15 June 2012

maye-firefly-nano-1Syracuse University (SU) researchers found a new way to use nanotechnology in order to harness bioluminescence in a much more efficient way compared to previous experiments. Inspired by firefly (Photinus pyralis), their system achieved 20 to 30 times higher efficiency, thus attaining highest efficiencies in bioluminescence known to date. Once scaled-up and perfected, the system… »