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Is mouldy bread the future of charging devices?

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Scientists have discovered an organism in rare red bread mould that can be turned into manganese oxide - a compound with electro-chemical properties. The compound was placed into lithium ion batteries which, after 200 recharge cycles, only lost around 10% of their charge stablility. Who'd have thought! Have a read of this ABC article for more info.

 

Could mouldy bread be charging your next mobile phone?



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