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Cell Turned into "Living Laser"

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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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It sounds like something out of a comic book or a science fiction movie -- a living laser -- but that is exactly what two investigators at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed. In a report that will appear in the journal Nature Photonics and is receiving advance online release, Wellman researchers Malte Gather, PhD, and Seok Hyun Yun, PhD, describe how a single cell genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP) can be used to amplify the light particles called photons into nanosecond-long pulses of laser light.

"Ours is the first report of a successful biological laser based on a single, living cell."


This seems really really awesome to me, I wonder what the uses for this kind of laser would be. How about a kind of human cyborg that can shoot lasers from their fingers?(Young fans of Dragonball Z know what I'm talking about ?)

So can anyone else give me any wacky applications for this cell laser? Oh and please comment if you have more information on this subject.




posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Well even though it's not up to me. lol



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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I still want to know what applications people can come up with for this, I don't know what to do!



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Check the thread many have replied to it,
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posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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I can think of an app. By transplanting these cells into parts of the human body as laser pointers, I, example, could find my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and take aim with my pointer.



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 06:55 PM
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Originally posted by Aliensun
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I can think of an app. By transplanting these cells into parts of the human body as laser pointers, I, example, could find my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and take aim with my pointer.




Good idea! funny stuff



posted on Jun, 13 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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Electrostatic energy most likely drives biological processes.




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