Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Blood-Powered Fuel Cells

A Japanese research team has developed a fuel cell that runs on blood without using toxic substances, opening the way for use in artificial hearts and other organs.

The newly developed cell in the size of a tiny coin is able to generate 0,2 milliwatts of electricity, enough to power a device that measures blood sugar level and transmits data elsewhere, the group said.
Very cool. Powering real time body diagnostic devices sounds pretty good. But really, I can't wait until the day that I can recharge my cell phone by eating a candybar and having my glucose powered fuel cell recharge it. Or maybe by then the cell phone itself will be implanted in my body as well.

via IOL via Boing Boing

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