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Blood-powered "vampire" fuel cells

posted by:Chris Young // 04:06 PM // May 28, 2005 // TechLife

So you thought implants were science fiction? vnunet.com reports that a Japanese research team has successfully developed a miniature power generation device that creates an electric current using human blood as the energy source. Used in implants, the current is "enough for simple processing and radio communication". The era of the 'network of people' will soon be here.

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> Used in implants, the current is "enough for
> simple processing and radio communication".
> The era of the 'network of people' will soon
> be here.

Well, it depends on how much Nutella you eat in the morning! :o)

By the way, a Grade 10 student from Montreal has recently developed something similar; he magnetized a bacteria and generated electricity from it. More here
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20050517/NATS17-4/TPNational/Briefs

Posted by: Mohamed Layouni at May 28, 2005 11:41 PM

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