«Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity.» -
Copy URL to clipboard
Copy archive URL to clipboard
12 other people
«The discovery of electric bacteria shows that some very basic forms of life can do away with sugary middlemen and handle the energy in its purest form – electrons, harvested from the surface of minerals. [Researchers are] now growing these bacteria directly on electrodes, keeping them alive with electricity and nothing else – neither sugars nor any other kind of nutrient.»
I think they still need some minerals, maybe even amino acids, etc as building material for new cells. They just don't need food as energy source.
Best of Mokum
Share on Mokum: bookmarklet