Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria

Wired News reports:

A 16-year-old high school student has invented a new way of producing electricity by harnessing the brawny power of bacteria.

Kartik Madiraju, an 11th-grader from Montreal, was able to generate about half the voltage of a normal AA battery with a fifth of an ounce of naturally occurring magnetic bacteria. And the bacteria kept pumping current for 48 hours nonstop.

Full Story: Wired News: Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria

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  1. woooooooohoooooo!
    this is happy news– hooray for bacteria! hooray for 16 year old whiz kids!!!!

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