Biofuel Cell Works in Cactus


Oh yes, you read that right.

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Biofuel cell inserted in a cactus and graph showing the course of electrical current as a function of illumination of the cactus (black: glucose, red: O2).

The picture is not big enough to be able to tell what species that is, but I’m guessing a cereus of some type.

With this advance, you could attach a wire to a cactus and you can power a fan ┬áto cool yourself off in the desert. (Well, that’s my interpretation. Your mileage may vary.)

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