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You know how those mad scientists at DARPA are obsessed with generating power from insects? A team from Clarkson University, New York and Ben-Gurion University, Israel has gone one better by turning a Snail into a cybernetic power generator. A pair of Buckypaper electrodes were charged by the electro-chemical reactions in the slow-moving invertebrates "hemolymph," its equivalent to blood. Its hoped the Snails will provide a sustainable way to power listening devices for the Department of Homeland Security, so if you suddenly find your crawlspace full of gastropods, be careful what you say.
Originally posted by EvolEric
But i like the ideal... Kinda...
So in the future... When my iphone battery is low i can grab a snail amd stick to it!
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
This reminds me of the AI on the MATRIX using humans for batteries. interesting
Originally posted by alienreality
Seems odd that they release info like this, especially for something to be used for spying... Makes me wonder about the truly top secret stuff that DARPA has...
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by TiM3LoRd
To quote Ghostbusters: "Oh no, I've been slimed!"
"Those slimy DARPA #@$%^&'s!"
"With the combined power of my army of snails, I could rule the world. Bwa, Ha, Ha, Ha... !"
edit on 15/3/2012 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)