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Category: biowires

Robotics | IoT

How Bacteria Will One Day Wire Your Favorite Devices

Imagine if one day the electrical wires in your cell phone were made by bacteria — and were even smaller and more conductive than today’s technology. Scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst imagine just such a future of “biowires” laced throughout our devices. A research team, headed by Derek Lovley, has engineered a new strain of bacteria that creates highly conductive nanoscale wires made entirely of amino acids. This new material is non-toxic, unlike… read more