Scientists reverse engineer firefly to improve LEDs

(OilPrice) Scientists are always looking to improve the efficiency of mechanisms in order to reduce energy wastage. In the past fireflies have been studied and their light producing chemical reaction imitated in order to develop new methods for creating light, however now the structure of the fireflies abdomen, and more importantly their lantern, is being studied in order to improve the efficiency of LEDs.

The team of researchers involved in reverse engineering the firefly are from Belgium, France, and Canada, and released a statement to describe the reason for their study.

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