This Light Is Powered By Fireflies And Doesn't Need Electricity to Glow

Can you imagine light that can glow without using electricity? That's what these researchers from Syracuse University are trying to create and they're using the bioluminescence of a firefly to make it happen. It means that perhaps sometime in the future, these firefly lights could replace LEDs and not need any power. » 6/15/12 5:40pm 6/15/12 5:40pm

Beached Firefly Squid Light Up the Japanese Coast

The Firefly Squid (Watasenia scintillans) inhabits the Western Pacific and is famously found in Toyama Bay, Japan. The 3-inch long creatures employ bioluminescent glands in each tentacle to attract and hunt prey. Surprisingly, this is the only species of of cephalopod that is suspected of having color vision. [… » 3/30/12 9:00pm 3/30/12 9:00pm

Brando's Firefly Lamp: For Those Romantic Digital Insect-Light Moments

A non-USB product from Brando, and one that's surprisingly cute? Good grief, I nearly fell off my keyboard. These Firefly jars are solar-powered, charging up during the day and adding a simulated bioluminescent insect-ass glow to wherever you pop them at night. The kitchen worktop, perhaps—perfect for lighting your… » 6/19/08 8:00am 6/19/08 8:00am

Resistance Isn't Futile: Explosive Edible Flour, Cigarette Guns and…

To kick off our CIA gadget series, I'm starting with something from the beginning, well, before the beginning: covert weaponry sent to resistance fighters behind enemy lines during WWII. They thought of all kinds of disruptive technologies, including exploding edible flour, cigarette-shaped single-use guns and other… » 5/21/08 2:20pm 5/21/08 2:20pm