Sunday, October 26, 2008

JJNN Sunday: Leftovers - 12

Welcome again to JJNN for Sunday October 26th, 2008. Today we will be talking about a new type of future fashion.

There are a lot of strange types of fashion out there. If you have ever been to Harajuku on Sunday morning you have seen most of them. Of course there are always people looking out for the next thing that might be a fashion trend. Where is the best place to look? Normally people wouldn't think that fashion makers would be looking towards science for their fashion ideas, but in this case they did.

Last week I talked a little about a guy named Mr. Shimamura who got his nobel prize from the isolation a glowing protein from jellyfish. A Japanese company decided to use this type of protein to make silk. This silk has the special property that it can be seen to glow if looked at though specific filters. The company has even used coral to produce the colors of red and orange along with the original color of green. You can see what this silk looks like when seen though a filter below.

The team that is working on producing more colors and types says that it wants to see this type of silk used normally in fashion within the next 5 years. I don't know if this will make a new type of fashion or just set fashion back to the 80's when just about everything glowed. I think it is time to be scared...very scared.

Any way, it is now time for the word of the day. Today's word is 光(ひかり). It is pronounced hikari and means light. Always look on the lighter side of your life...

That's it for today. See you next time at JJNN.

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