Bright (literally) marine life – bioluminescent bacteria – look very beautiful and unusual in their natural habitat, causing the glow tentacles octopus of some species in which they live. The soft blue glow is emitted when exposed to oxygen. This unique property decided to use.
Was prepared lamp Ambio, the basis of which consisted of the very luminous microorganisms. With the selection of suitable bacteria for the device helped biology-students from Delft University of Technology.
As planned by the lamp-light Ambio consists of a transparent tube filled with artificial sea water, in which is added bioluminescent organisms. In order to the lamp beginning to radiate light, it is necessary in motion – this is specially equipped with a mechanism like a pendulum.
While lamp Ambio is not a finished product – it is still being finalized and improve. The life interesting device currently limited to only a few days (bacteria rather die quickly). However, biologists, cooperating with designer, will help increase the lamp operating time to an acceptable level in the near future.
Designer from Holland – Teresa Van Dongen
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