|starlight||Date: Sunday, 20-July-2014, 6:31 PM | Message # 1|
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Some bacteria produce hair-like filaments that act as wires, ferrying electrons back and forth between the cells and their environment
Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere
STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place.
Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form – naked electricity in the shape of electrons harvested from rocks and metals
Read more/Full story - http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894#.U8u9VLEayXU