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Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria

May 18th, 2006 · No Comments

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“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.

“No one has ever used magnetic bacteria to produce an electrical current before,” Madiraju said.”

Wired News: Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria

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