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Scientists have discovered bacteria making electricity out of thin air. Could this mean a greener future for energy?

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Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894-meet-the-electric-life-forms-that-live-on-pure-energy/
"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."

Bacteria use electric wires to shock uranium out of groundwater
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/09/05/bacteria-use-electric-wires-to-shock-uranium-out-of-groundwater/#.VlycQt-rRTZ
"Uranium, freed from the earth and destined for nuclear weapons, now contaminates the groundwater beneath several Colorado mines. But at some of these mines, a most unusual clean-up crew is at work. Lashing about with long electric cables connected to their own bodies, they remove dissolved uranium from the water."

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