Gallery: Bacteria-Eating Viruses Could Lead to Cell Phones That Never N...

 

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If you own a cell phone, chances are you charge it up at least once a day from the mains—but research from a team at the University of California could present us with a bizarre, green alternative. The scientists have discovered how to generate power from one of the smallest things on earth: bacteria. More specifically, bacteria-eating viruses, which could provide consistent power to our cell phones without the need for fossil fuels or heavy metals.

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