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October 5, 2014 AT 12:00 am

Mytropolis Lets You Charge Your Electronics by Plugging into Your Backyard

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Hirumi Nanayakkara’s project, Mytropolis, uses microorganisms grown in soil to charge electronics and portable battery units.  She foresees a future for biotechnologies like this that would require a lesser need for fossil fuels and a greater integration of organic substrates within cities and buildings for the use of harvesting energy.

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