Wirehaired Bugs

A study released last week reveals that many kinds of bacteria sometimes grow minuscule protein-and-iron wires that conduct electricity. The researchers say the wired microbes "will give us insights into all of microbiology that we can't even dream of yet," potentially allowing us to build more-efficient biological fuel cells and understand an important dynamic in the life of bacteria.

...read the rest of my article on Discover's website: http://discover.com/web-exclusives/nanowiredbacteria/

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