Posted in biology, chemistry, electronic imaging and displays, engineering, Illumination

Glowing for science

National Geographic recently put up a pictorial about all the different glow-in-the-dark critters (and their proteins, neurons, etc.) and how they have contributed to science.

Go Mother Nature!

I love this one of the mice neurons. It’s so pretty, and they’re color coordinated to show where and what the brain is up to. (Read more about the “brainbow“). The scientists started off with just three colors – red, blue and green – and the developing brain did the rest.

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.