I need detailed instructions on how to do this. So that when society finally looses it, I can use cockroaches - who control everything - to rebuild the world… or at least tumblr.
Cockroach-Powered Fuel Cells of the Day: Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to suck chemical energy out of cockroaches and convert it into a small amount of electricity.
The method works by using an enzyme-covered anode to break down sugars produced by the cockroaches, which releases electrons that flow to the device’s cathode.
So far, it’s produced a maximum power density of 100 microwatts per square centimeter at 0.2 volts.
Cockroaches can’t run or fly while the device is implanted, but they walk away unharmed once it’s been removed. Scientists say the next step is to create a smaller version of the fuel cell that can remain inside the insects.
They also want to build a tiny signal transmitter so the roaches can be used for things like testing the level of noxious gas in a room and reporting back.
Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 1:02 pm
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