Researchers close in on harnessing electricity from bacteria

Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve oxygen. These hardy microbes, which can be found deep within mines, at the bottom of lakes, and even in the human gut, have evolved a unique form of breathing that involves excreting and pumping out electrons. In other words, these microbes can actually produce electricity.

Researchers close in on harnessing electricity from bacteria

One day microbes might power fuel cells and space missions. Nick Carne reports.

Sun 13 Jan 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn't involve ...

Fri 11 Jan 19 from TechXplore

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Special bacteria in mines, lakes and the human gut pump out ELECTRONS, scientists find

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found certain species of bacteria in oxygen-deprived environments have evolved the ability.

Fri 11 Jan 19 from Daily Mail

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