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UMass Study Uses Microbes To Turn Mud Into Electricity

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January 18, 2002
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University Of Massachusetts At Amherst
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Will soldiers someday wear vests containing microbes that signal contact with biological weapons? Could un-manned submarines or underwater sensing devices run on microbe-power? Research conducted by University of Massachusetts microbiologists and reported in this week’s issue of the journal Science concludes that certain microorganisms can transform organic matter commonly found at the bottom of the ocean into electrical energy.

AMHERST, Mass. – Will soldiers someday wear vests containing microbes that signal contact with biological weapons? Could un-manned submarines or underwater sensing devices run on microbe-power?


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