Scientists have made plants that glow in the . They want to make plants that can light up our . The scientists are from a in the USA. They hope their plant lights could replace lights. Trees could produce that could replace lights. Lead author professor Michael Strano explained that his wants to make light and help the environment. He said: "The vision is to make a plant that will function as a lamp - a lamp that you don't have to plug in. The light is…powered by the energy…of the plant ."
The idea for the lighting plants came from . The researchers used the substance in fireflies that makes them glow. They put the into plant leaves to make them glow. The made plants that glowed for four hours. The research team tested the substance on and watercress leaves. Professor Strano said: "Our target is to perform one , when the plant is a seedling or a plant, and have it last for the of the plant." He said plant lights will be a of our life. He said: "We think this is an idea whose has come."