Saturday, May 14, 2005

new fuel-cells run on human blood

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(above: artificial heart)

the day of the matrix has come. machines that run on human blood - isn't this the beginning of the end? well, actually it'll probably just help maintain our artificial hearts.

the new fuel cell is about the size of a tiny coin and doesn't need to rely on toxic substances to function. it utilizes vitamin k3, a chemical naturally found in our bodies, to exploit energy from glucose molecules. it produces about 0.2 milliwatts of electricity, enough to power a device that measures blood level and transmits data elsewhere, which will help our artificial organs and other internal implants to function better.

full article at iol

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