How Scientists Generate Electricity from a Silk Moth Cocoon

August 27, 2014 by  
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Did you know that the cocoon membranes of a silk moth contain trace amounts of several elements such as sodium, chlorine, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium and copper, as well as carbon, nitrogen and oxygen? Well, that’s not even the most amazing part of this story. Scientists in India have discovered a way to harvest these elements and make electricity from them using water. A new study published in Scientific Reports suggests that silk moth cocoons can be used to generate clean electricity to power electronics and possibly provide a source of power in the iron ore industry and nuclear power plants. Read the rest of How Scientists Generate Electricity from a Silk Moth Cocoon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aluminum electrode , battery , capacitor , cocoon membranes , copper electrode , defense research development organization , eden steven , electric current , electricity from silk moth cocoons , electrochemistry , florida state university , India , james s. brooks , moist silk cocoon , scientific reports , sericin , silk moth , silk moth cocoon , silk textile production waste , spider silk , sushil kumar singh , wetting cocoon

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Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars

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The internet is abuzz with news that Ford and Hyundai are currently working on new dedicated hybrid models that will compete with the top-selling Toyota Prius . Both Ford and Hyundai currently offer hybrid models, but none of them have been designed as hybrids from the ground like the Toyota Prius. Read the rest of Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , ford , Ford C-MAX , ford hybrid , green transportation , hybrid car , HYUNDAI , Hyundai Blue-Will Concept , Hyundai hybrid , Toyota , toyota prius

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