Bioluminescence of Fireflies Inspires New Korean LED

In another fantastic example of biomimicry, a team of South Korean scientists is studying fireflies in an effort to develop a better, less expensive LED lens. The team’s research sees them essentially mimicking the insect’s bioluminescent organ for lighting applications. It is hoped that by studying and duplicating the structure of a firefly’s underbelly, the team will be able to produce more efficient and cheaper LED lighting.