Daily Illuminator

July 13, 2013: Because Ordinary Silk Is So Twentieth Century

Sure that silk shirt you're wearing feels nice and looks stylish, but wouldn't it be great if it also glowed under fluorescent light?

In the highly unlikely event that you've ever asked yourself that question, scientists in Japan have got you covered. Using the DNA from jellyfish and two different species of coral, genetically modified silkworms have been enginered to produce silks that glow in three different colors. Read more at io9.

-- Ben Williams

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