more electric dirt. serioulsy?


With only a dozen or so posts, I find it quite humorous that this is the second post I’ve written about microbial fuel cells, or dirt power. I couldn’t help myself, though, since it’s such a fascinating technology and this particular design is so beautiful.

By keeping the mud in the bottom moist, Dutch designer Marieke Staps says, this little LED lamp will burn “forever and ever,” powered by microbes living in the soil. Although forever and ever is too good to be true, I’d love to try it out and see how long it’d last…

via Treehugger 

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