Emitting Light

Through researching marine biology i have put together a concept, whether or not it is plausible or even possible is another story. But the idea is that what if the same chemical processes that apply to marine species in order to emit light could be applied to technology, some how through nanotech these processes could be applied to existing or new city structures in order to create natural light without the use of electricity.

From my understanding the chemicals luciferin(a pigment) and luciferase(an enzyme) are needed to produce light. The luciferin reacts with oxygen to create light. The luciferase acts as a catalyst to speed up the reaction.

If some how the chemicals and processes could be extracted and manipulated through nanotechnology, the idea is that by 2040 Wellington could be running of natural light produced from this natural process.

Just an idea

http://www.electroiq.com/index/display/nanotech-article-display/1968002456/articles/small-times/nanotechmems/research-and_development/universities/2010/11/gold-nanoparticles-induce-luminescence-in-leaves.html

http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/fascinating-bioluminescence-the-cold-light-of-life/

http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news-DS-Weird-Life-Bizarre-Bioluminescent-Snail-uses-Light-as-Defense-010411.aspx

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