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Electricity from Bacteria possible.

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posted on May, 24 2011 @ 02:13 AM

Oslo - Microbes may be harnessed more easily to generate energy after a finding about how they naturally let off tiny electrical charges, scientists said on Monday

The bacteria, found to have microscopic "wires" sticking through their cell walls, might also be used to clean up oil spills or uranium pollution, according to the report in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The discovery about the exact structure of the bacteria and their atom-sized wires would permit researchers to design electrodes with better contacts to pick up the charges, let off by the microbes to avoid a build-up of electricity.


I find this news very exciting!!

In this world where our natural engergy resources is starting to run out, this is a brilliant discovery to possibly harness bacteria as an energy resource for electricity.

Just imagine, one day soon, we might all be driven bacteria powered cars, wich will never fun out of energy!!


posted on May, 24 2011 @ 02:18 AM
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep

$&F. There is plenty of bacteria in this world so why not take advantage of it? I'm glad there are people out there looking for new sources of energy everyday. Lets hope this becomes a true reality to solving most of our energy problem needs.


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