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Plugging gadgets into a socket in the wall, or loading them with batteries - or maybe even unfurling a solar panel - is how most of us think of getting electricity. But what about plugging them into your body?

It may sound far fetched, but under the shadow of the Alps, Dr Serge Cosnier and his team at the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble have built a device to do just that. Their gadget, called a biofuel cell, uses glucose and oxygen at concentrations found in the body to generate electricity
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Interesting... they didn't go into much detail about how much it actually 'drains' you though, it wouldn't exactly be good for the elderly if it was a large amount.
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I knew I wasn't alone.
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What happened in testing, was the old people had better ideas and reversed the contraption

And then this was born


Edited by SgtMunky - 10/17/11 at 1:39am
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Is the name of this company Sarif Industries, by any chance?
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Is the name of this company Sarif Industries, by any chance?
"It may sound far fetched, but under the shadow of the Alps, Dr Serge Cosnier and his team at the Joseph Fourier University of Grenoble have built a device to do just that."

It's in the quote :|
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InB4itrequiresconsumptionof1kgriceforglucose

Needs more details though. Sounds like a good idea, People powered watches. =D
   
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If this requires more energy from me, I'm out. Too lazy to save the planet.
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If this requires more energy from me, I'm out. Too lazy to save the planet.
I'm with you.
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