Tuesday, August 09, 2005

While investigating ways to clean up toxic waste sites, researchers at the University of Massachusetts have found that Geobacter bacteria (which uses metal, rather than oxygen, for respiration) excrete nanowires which can conduct electricity. The composition (and thus the properties) of these nanowires is still unknown, but it appears the bacteria "may organize to form minipower grids in the soil by linking up via the nanowires."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The future is now.

Always has been, actually.

9:51 AM  

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