Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation – LASERS, to make one all you need to do is have anything that can light up, such as an LED, or light bulb, or in this case, human kidney cells that can glow. Add a type of encasing, or structure that can amplify the light and focus it onto a point and you have your self a laser.
So you want to by like Cyclops and shoot lasers out of your eyes? thanks to research being done with glowing jellyfish genes and human cells, we may be able to, someday in the near future.
Seok-Hyun Yun, an optical physicist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and his colleague Malte Gather worked together on this project, and they were able to create a type of bio-lasers by genetically modifying and enhancing human kidney cells to produce the proteins that make jellyfish glow.
After the cells were created and harvested they were placed in between two small mirrors barely larger than the actual cell structure it self. After they were in position, they were shot with a blue light emitted via a microscope. In return, the cell fired out a green beam of light was actually visible to the laser eye. Here is the picture of the cell under the microscope.
What’s best and fascinating, is that the cell suffers no damage from the light coming in, nor the laser beams going out. Which theoretically means that your eyes will not suffer any type of damage when you decide you want to spill out your laser beams.
Currently the Scientist are trying to find cells that can create their own laser beams without their assistance. They hope that eventually the cell will be able to create the light and improve their imagining system.
They believe that the cells have specific nutrients, proteins, and defects, when a cell sends out a laser beam the scientist will be able to identify what is wrong with your cell just from a beam of light.
Eventually, they will be able to flash your body with a blue light, and you will start to glow green, their imaging devices will be able to tell the doctors exactly what is wrong with you, and how to fix it. Think of it as a human body thumbprint, we are each created different, therefore the light being emitted by our cells should have it’s own light wave spectrum.
They are also trying to find a way to implant the cell with the mirrors and finally they are trying to figure out how to get the light into your body once it’s in the actual cell.
So were probably not going to be seeing any human Cyclops walking around any time soon, at least not the type that destroy anything with their eye sight.