Skip to comments.Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:37:47 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form they eat and breathe electrons and they are everywhere.
STICK an electrode in the ground, pump electrons down it, and they will come: living cells that eat electricity. We have known bacteria to survive on a variety of energy sources, but none as weird as this. Think of Frankenstein's monster, brought to life by galvanic energy, except these "electric bacteria" are very real and are popping up all over the place.
(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...
...or a Johnny Quest episode
Yeah. Next we teach them binary math, have them take over all functions normally being done by silicon, and...
Sounds like the beginnings of a horror movie. Or another AGW type scam to get funding to keep “scientists” flush with cash, because if we don’t study it, we’re all gonna DIE!
and.... they take up residence in living neural organs which operate on....electrical impulses.
I read somewhere that no matter where they drill nor how far they drill down they find bacteria. Could these be the little guys that make our gas and oil?
This is nuthin compared tp what Mrs. Obozo wants American kids to eat in her school lunch program.
I don’t know if buy any of this...
Reads more like the “new Scientist” hasn’t bothered to learn Maxwell’s Equations or even Googled the “Lorentz Force”.
There might be transfer of electromagnetic charge, but not necessarily mass transfer. Where mass transfer occurs, it is frequently associated with chemistry or even solid chemistry.
The energy level potential difference is what is associated with electric force (think Lorentz force), not the mass flow of electrons, except in ionic conduction. (and if the bacteria gained electrons, it would be losing energy, since they are negatively charged).
There do exist phenomenon such as biological corrosion, but a model of eating electrons misses the academic boat.
Spock: Fascinating Captain, I must study this phenomena closely.
Kirk: what do you think, bones?
McCoy: dammit Jim, I’m a doctor- not an electrician!
“I dont know if buy any of this...”
If you mix the bacteria with potato salad and spread it out on the road you can power all the electric cars with sunlight. And no one knows why it works.
It’s what I came up with on short notice, I just woke up. Besides I like McCoys perpetual grumpiness.
Regular potato salad or german potato salad? these variables are important, you know!
Great, now I’ve got that stupid 80’s song stuck in my head! LOL.
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