back to article Microwaved fish could help scientists create sustainable LEDs

Scientists in Japan have figured out a new way to create sustainable LEDs: by microwaving fish. That pungent breakroom smell may alienate coworkers, but when fish scales undergo microwave pyrolysis – where they are heated to temperatures as high as 800˚C – it turns out they "quickly and efficiently create a nanoform of carbon …

  1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge


    Glow Long & Thanks To All The Fish!

  2. Andy 73 Silver badge


    All these bold cla(i)ms with no video evidence? Something smells fishy...

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Hmmm...

      The best bit? The scales came from fish waste so you can have your skate and eat it.

      1. adam 40 Silver badge

        Re: Hmmm...

        I'm glad they have found a porpoise for this waste, but I won't carp on about it.

  3. FBee

    So it seems you CAN tune a fish!

  4. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    Light. Under water?

    Surely we already have shark-mounted lasers? What more do we need?

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Re: Light. Under water?

      lasers made of... shark skin

    2. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

      Re: Light. Under water?

      No need anymore. The shark IS the laser.

  5. JDPower666

    Could they not have come up with a better name than nano-onions?! What next, pico-turnips? Femto-fennel?

    Maybe have it with some micro-chips.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Agreed. Making LEDs by microwaving fish was bad enough when I saw the part about nano onions I had to double-check the date. I was sure it must be April 1st.

    2. adam 40 Silver badge

      Pico(l) onions, shurely?

  6. Howard Sway Silver badge

    Finding Nemo 2

    The cute fish undertakes a new journey to fulfil his dream of being turned into an iPhone screen.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Fin tech revolution

  8. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    What's the porpoise?

    Are these quantum dots or emitters? QD is LCD tech so new technology investments would likely flounder.

    Being efishient was never a problem. Netting a replacement for OLED could tip the scales.

  9. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge


    A truly waterproof light bulb!

  10. BillGatesOfHell

    Click Bait / Hake News

    It's o-fish-al. After scaling up production, Carpbone Warehouse will soon be shelling a clamshell flipper phone with a USB sea port. Clever bass-tards.

  11. Potemkine! Silver badge

    The way some scientists decided to microwave fishes to produce CNO would probably deserve an XKCD explanation.

    1. Unoriginal Handle

      Most likely accidental.

      "Who left this luminescent salmon too long in the lab kitchen microwave?"

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        (he was also told not to toss bags of half eaten prawns in the back of his van... a problem so bad that no one would use his van when he was on leave)

  12. Solviva

    Smells like a candidate for an Ig Nobel!

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that something so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.


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