Bacteria Powered Machines

By Anupum Pant

Elizabeth Beattie and Denise Wong are two Ph.D students at the University of Pennsylvania are using bacteria as a tool to build very tiny machines – machines powered by bacteria. These students might sound like they are biologists, they are not. In fact, they are roboticist who want to use bacteria to power tiny machines.

The details of how much precision in the moment of machines they’ve been achieve yet has been detailed in this science friday episode below. The amazing part is how blue light can do wonders here. There’s so much to be discovered!

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