New Scientist TV: How to hack a snail to create a living battery
Dan Mikesell writes in Hacker Space Seoul- Open group: ‘this is some serious mad scientist hacking‘
In this exclusive video, you can watch how the animal was turned into a power source. Through slits cut in its shell, electrodes coated with enzymes are implanted in its body. Glucose and oxygen in the snail’s blood become fuel to generate electricity when the electrodes are hooked up to an external circuit.
Warning, a snail was probably hurt during the experiment.hacks and tagged animal, hacks, power source.