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    Scientists Create Electricity-Generating Mushroom

    They’ve seen the light. In a bid to create a renewable energy source, researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology have created a “bionic mushroom” capable of producing around 65 nanoAmps of current. By fitting a 3D-printed pattern of graphene nanoribbons and bio-ink containing cyanobacteria onto its cap, scientists were able to harness the electricity generated when that bacteria photosynthesized under light and sent electrons through the conductive graphene. Ultimately, they created what they call an “engineered bionic symbiosis” — a singular functional system created from organic and artificial components.

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