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Jun 8, 2016

Origami Ninja star inspires new battery design

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Seokheun “Sean” Choi, assistant professor of computer and electrical engineering at Binghamton University, along with two of his students, developed the device, a microbial fuel cell that runs on the bacteria available in a few drops of dirty water. They report on their invention in a new paper published online in the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics (“A disposable power source in resource-limited environments: A paper-based biobattery generating electricity from wastewater”).

disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star

A new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star could power biosensors and other small devices for use in challenging field conditions.

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