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Jul 1, 2019

Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’

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At three o’clock in the afternoon on September 4, 1882, the electrical age began. The Edison Illuminating Company switched on its Pearl Street power plant, and a network of copper wires came alive, delivering current to a few dozen buildings in the surrounding neighborhood.


Electroactive bacteria were running current through “wires” long before humans learned the trick.

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