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Paper-based, bio-battery sucks power from saliva

Aug 10, 2017, 7:42 AM EDT
(Source: Crispin Semmens/flickr)
(Source: Crispin Semmens/flickr)

Scientists are virtually turning to anything and everything under the sun to create power and help in maintaining the world’s ever growing energy demands. The latest innovation in this regard is a spit-powered bio-battery, made from a single sheet of paper, which runs on a single drop of your saliva.

Researchers at Binghamton University believe that such microbial fuel cells hold promise for generating on-demand micro-power especially in disaster zones and for point-of-care diagnostic applications in remote areas, notes Tree Hugger.

Seokheun Choi, the brain behind the breakthrough, has long been working on developing readily available and inexpensive sources of power and his previous solution includes a battery powered by dirty water, writes New Atlas.

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