Week in Photos: Fluorescent Cats, Seaweed Lamps, More

Week in Photos: Fluorescent Cats, Chlorella Lamps, More
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Libourne, France, December 11, 2007A French fish expert has come up with a "bright idea" for combating global warming.

Pierre Calleja, manager of the French ichthyology firm Tyca, is seen here testing prototype streetlamps filled with chlorella seaweed.

According to wire reports, Calleja has filed a patent for the devicewhich harnesses the ability of the marine algae to capture carbon dioxide and expel oxygento provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional streetlights.

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