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Bacterial Batteries

Bacteria get a bad rap for causing disease, but many of these organisms are beneficial. Without them, we wouldn't be able to digest our food, and garbage would never decompose. Now, one group of scientists has found another way to put bacteria to work. They have developed a fuel cell that can convert organic material into electricity.

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