I have always thought that the best architecture is the closest to seeming natural. The ancient Anuradhapura tanks compared to the Dehiwala flyover, for example. This takes it to another level of awesome, however. Scientists in Taiwan have made trees that glow. It’s a stretch, but they could theoretically light streets at night. “By implanting the nanoparticles into Bacopa caroliniana plants, Su was able to induce the chlorophyll in the leaves to produce a red emission… ‘The bio-LED could be used to make roadside trees luminescent at night. This will save energy and absorb CO2 as the bio-LED luminescence will cause the chloroplast to conduct photosynthesis,’ says Su” (Chemistry World). This would be the coolest ever. Nature has, admittedly, been trying to kill us for millions of years, but the pendulum is slowly swinging towards a comfortable harmony with it. Via inhabitat.com.