Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Communicating with electricity | Lab Rat, Scientific American Blog Network

Communicating with electricity | Lab Rat, Scientific American Blog Network

Electricity is usually thought of as a very human thing. Animals and plants in nature may be capable of extraordinary feats of engineering, but there are still a few developments that humans claim as uniquely their own; fire, the wheel, and electricity.

For bacteria, on the other hand, the ability to push electrons down a small cable is just one more way to live, breath and communicate in a world full of niches to exploit.

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