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MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants

MIT researchers have created glowing plants, which could eventually be used to light rooms or streets ...

The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few hours at a time, and while it’s currently only about as bright as those old stars you might have stuck to your ceiling as a kid, the long-term plan is to develop plants that you could read by to reduce the need for electric lighting.

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