HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
<<  <  Page 2/2
Gorski
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Recharge
Gorski   4/11/2013 9:01:03 PM
NO RATINGS
I also wonder if you could vary teh amount of electricity generated by the kind of food fed to them. Do you think Wonder Bread would work?

Gorski

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Recharge
Charles Murray   4/11/2013 7:50:13 PM
NO RATINGS
It seems that would be the case, tekochip. It says that "electricity could be generated by the breakdown of domestic or agriculural waste products." Sounds like a variation on Mr. Fusion from Back to the Future.  

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Watch out for antibiotics
Rob Spiegel   4/11/2013 3:53:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Naperlou, I can see all kinds of plots. Attacked by your battery's bacteria. The bacteria decide to revolt, leaving the car owner stranded in the Navada desert. This could be fun.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Watch out for antibiotics
Rob Spiegel   4/11/2013 3:42:26 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Elizabeth, it will be interesting to see if there are further developments with the use of bacteria. A lot of new technology seems to be coming out of the natural world or being inspired by the natural world. Growing algae as an energy source, modeling robot movements on insect movement -- these are just a couple recent examples. There's a zillion.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Recharge
tekochip   4/11/2013 12:30:56 PM
NO RATINGS
It would be interesting if you could recharge the cells by simply adding food to the cells.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Watch out for antibiotics
naperlou   4/11/2013 10:27:27 AM
NO RATINGS
Rob, that's what I was thinking.  What if these guys "escaped"?  Would they be dangerous?  Will they attack?  Could be scary.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Watch out for antibiotics
Elizabeth M   4/11/2013 10:15:58 AM
NO RATINGS
Ha, Rob, yes, it's quite an interesting development, isn't it? Not something I would have come up with, but that's why I'm a writer and not a scientist. It is quite interesting and I wonder if it could have any implications in the future for the treatment of bacteria-related illnesses or other applications.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Watch out for antibiotics
Rob Spiegel   4/11/2013 8:43:55 AM
NO RATINGS
This one is a new one on me, Elizabeth. Like the Matrix, only the slaves are bacteria. I wonder if this will start a "free bacteria" movement. Others may argue that creating electricity may give meaning to the life of individual bacterium.

<<  <  Page 2/2


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Lithium-ion battery prices will drop rapidly over the next 10 years, setting the stage for plug-in vehicles to reach 5%-10% of total automotive sales by the mid- to late-2020s, according to a new study.
Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
The big picture to this hands-on technology curriculum is to illustrate to students that the future of IoT and IoE (Internet of Everything) development can be created in today’s classroom.
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/3/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jun 8 - 12, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Filters
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service