Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Is that a salmon in your flashlight?

Via Treehugger.com comes the news that sprinkling a bit of salmon DNA nanofibers on the internals of an LED light can allow researchers to create a long lasting white LED's that can be tuned to other colors.
Fluorescent dyes (two different ones, spaced between 2 and 10 nanometers from each other) are added to the DNA molecules, which are then spun into nanofibers. These are very durable because DNA is a particularly strong polymer (it has to be!) (they should last 50 times longer than acrylic, for example).
Any of your salmon anglers ever have glowing hands after catching a big buck?


Capt Gordon said...

Is that a light bulb in your .... never mind.

Murdock said...