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Contact: Kristen Kusek
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Spore-Driven Generator

Caption: In this device, the humidity-driven flexing of a spore-covered piece of latex rubber (right) drives the movement of a magnet, which produces electricity. A device built on similar principles could function as a humidity-driven electrical generator.

Credit: Xi Chen/Columbia University

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