Biofuel cells may turn cockroaches into cyborgs

Publication: msnbc.com   Date: January 6, 2012   View Article

The sugars in a cockroach’s belly have been harnessed by a fuel cell and converted into electricity, a big step toward turning insects into cyborgs, scientists are reporting.

Once miniaturized to the point that the fuel cells are non-invasive to the cockroaches, they can be implanted to power sensors or recording devices, for example.

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