Sun? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Sun!


Device artist and interaction designer Ryan Wolfe has invented a new kind of plant: a cybernetic one. Well, alright, maybe it’s not “cybernetic,” but it can survive indefinitely without sunlight.

The plants have had surgically implanted LEDs put into them and these same LEDs mimic sunlight and moonlight depending on the plant and the time of day. This “internal sunshine” allows for photosynthesis, keeping the plant alive and at the same time. Not only that, the plant looks cool to boot.



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