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Tiny 'skyscrapers' help bacteria convert sunlight into electricity

10.03.2022

Image: printed towering grid that looks like skyscrapers with green glowing bacteria on it; Copyright: Gabriella Bocchetti | University of Cambridge

Researchers from the University of Cambridge used 3D printing to create grids of high-rise 'nano-housing' where sun-loving bacteria can grow quickly. The researchers were then able to extract the bacteria’s waste electrons, which could be used to power small electronics.

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Image: a woman in her laboratory looking at a blue fluid in a test tube; Copyright: PantherMedia/DimaBaranow