Researchers harness electricity from snails

04/4/2012 | (U.K.)

Scientists have successfully produced electricity from snails by combining tiny electrodes and the animals' own metabolism, which could have great implications for military intelligence-gathering. "[The research] provides new knowledge about coupling of living systems and machines" and could set the stage for "interfacing electronic systems and living bodies," said Clarkson University researcher Evgeny Katz.

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