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