Are you talking about GFP-beer like "beer which emits a greenish glow in the dark" ?
Yeah, I think GFP glows without a lightsource. Maradydd had apparently met the person who made and drank the beer irl. I suspect it possibly may be something he wouldn't want his faculty to know about so he may not have documented it online. There are other GFP stories circulating too, someone is said to have built glowing aquarium fish at home.
That would be awesome.
Much flashier then writing std::cout("Hello World!");
A bit like 'game of life' hehe. The most well documented chassi is E-Coli. I've seen a lab kit for sale intended for highschools/universities containing the wetparts, pipettes etc.
But what kind of equipment would that require?
I can't say. I think there will be protocol on this when maradydd is done. She wrote something about following an existing protocol but finding it incomplete for a beginner. There is some talk about this project on the DIYbio google group. Or you could always ask her directly on irc.