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Lights powered by living organisms

Glowee, a French startup, has transformed the small town in France into the subject of an odd lighting experiment.


A number of bioluminescent cylindrical tubes emitting an azure, ethereal glow are already illuminating the waiting room of the town's COVID-19 vaccination center. These otherworldly lights are powered by living organisms through a process known as bioluminescence.



This phenomenon, where chemical reactions inside an organism's body produce light, can be observed in many places in nature. Organisms as diverse as fireflies, fungi and fish have the ability to glow through bioluminescence. It is