Ok, so maybe I exaggerated a little bit on the GFP part, but these chairs really do glow! Called AfterGlow, this line of deck chairs from Douglas Homer is made of 100% post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) and glows in the dark.
GFP = Green Fluoroscent Protein. Used extensively in molecular biology to illuminate proteins in tissues and cells. Originates from some kinda jellyfish….I think….
Indeed, Shelley’s right on target. It was first extracted from a jelly fish scientists like to call Aequorea victoria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aequorea_victoria).
Relatively great post..
The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.
Retrospectacle has been a wonderful hobby and outlet for my writing for almost three years. I…
A Valentine to all Scienceblogs readers, from Pepper!
(Thanks to Aaron for the picture!)
Ok, ok, I know I’m supposed to be on hiatus here. But how could I resist…
As you all know, Steve and I are merging blogs into the aptly-named ‘Of Two Minds’…
Sound can have very powerful effects on people, but can it really get you high? Thats…