The Next War Could Be Fought with Fireflies

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Ethical Markets Media will be monitoring these military uses of biomimicry, Hazel Henderson, Editor

The Department of Defense is a major funder behind a new biomimicry-based approach to lighting which harnesses the power of fireflies to create an energy efficient glow. How important could bug-powered light become? Well, as one indicator, the grant came through the U.S. government’s most prestigious channel for supporting the work of up-and-coming innovators, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Creating Light from Fireflies
Fireflies create light through a biochemical reaction that involves a light-emitting compound called luciferin and an enzyme called luciferase.

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