Team:TzuChiU Formosa/Project


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The Midnight Apollo

There are 9 power stations in Taiwan generating energy by coal and produce 269.1 million tons of CO2 every year. Power stations are one of the major causes of global warming. Our plan is to create an environmentally friendly system that could continually produce light without generating CO2 or pollutants and thus diminish global warming. We aim to create an eco-friendly, novel lighting system that free from combustion fossil power. We named it the “Midnight Apollo” project. The “Midnight Apollo” will be turned on when surrounding area turns dark and will be turned off automatically when the environment becomes bright. The idea is based on two genuine natural systems, Cph8 and aeoquorin/GFP. The Cph8 is regulated by visible light that can activate protein translation of an illuminating system. Subsequently, this illuminating system would use aeoquorin/GFP to light up the environment. Though it is a long way to make this system feasible, we hope the Midnight Apollo could be applied in producing eco-friendly street lamps, signboards, emergency lighting, or searchlight in the future.