Biobatteries: dust-like size and self-healing

With technological developments that allow devices and sensors to connect or sync, biobatteries can keep these devices powered every time — even in remote locations.

Using three different types of bacteria, researchers found a way to increase the lifespan of these biobatteries. These biobatteries mimic the breakdown of energy in biological cells to power devices.

Furthermore, the researchers also aim to create biobatteries that can perform self-healing when they face damage in harsh environments. 

Most importantly, the ultimate goal is to make these biobatteries really small so that they can be sprinkled around where power is needed. They are calling it the ‘smart dust.’ 

What do you think? How could these dust-like self-healing biobatteries impact or change the world?

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