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Microbial Fuel Cells

Weird Iron-Breathing Bacteria Spotlighted In New Study

| Posted 03.26.2013 | Science

By Sid Perkins Using stripped-down versions of living cells, researchers have confirmed which proteins allow certain bacteria to breathe iron and ...

Harness Up That Snail and Let's Make Energy: It's Time to Feed the Table

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau created five pieces of furniture, each equipped with a microbial fuel cell that converts chemical energy into electrical energy when bacteria are fed organic matter. Articles and blog posts about this project express repulsion at the idea of flesh-eating robots.