That electricity can be produced from sunshine, wind, and coal is news to no one. But how about jellyfish? Well believe it or not, some scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed a technique to produce electricity from jellyfish that might one day be used to power nano-devices to treat diseases. Jellyfish create their glow naturally by use of a green fluorescent protein. By taking that jellyfish protein and exposing it to ultraviolet light, Swedish scientists are now able to create a biological fuel cell that can travel a circuit and produce electricity. Who’d have ever thought that such a novel idea, using jellyfish of all things, would be floating around.
December 23, 2013 by Craig Rucker,
Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.