Researchers Create ‘Neon Lights’ Using Fluorescent Bacteria

Researchers Create ‘Neon Lights’ Using Fluorescent Bacteria
technology

The "biopixels" in this living display can be made to glow in unison and have potential uses in medical research.

Emma Hutchings
  • 6 january 2012

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have created an innovative display similar to a neon sign, that is composed of millions of bacterial cells. Thousands of fluorescent E. coli bacteria make up one biopixel on the living display, which can then be made to glow in unison.

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