I made a nifty invention that generates light...what do I do with it? Answered
Ok, I was tinkering around with some interesting materials today and I invented a strange thing. It's a chunk of greenish resin (impregnated with certain chemicals) about the size of a soda bottle cap.
I was shaping it with an electric sander (it had sharp edges), and I noticed it gave off dim green light wherever it was touching the sander.
I decide that the friction/heat generated by the sander somehow made it give off light...
So I went to a dark room and dropped it in a beaker filled with water I boiled in the microwave.
AND IT LIGHTS UP
It gives off a pretty bright green light. Not bright enough to read by (unless it's big text), but easily bright enough to navigate a cluttered room.
I dunked it in cold water...and the light practically turns off.
It seems to get brighter the hotter it gets. I hit it with my torch, and it lit up REAL bright, and then "turned off" (that particular sample doesn't work now :S)
What should I do with it? Anyone have ideas for possible applications?