Bacteria is good for your phone’s battery after all!

We all have seen how the technology is advancing, but with such pace, who knows if will actually, be able to travel in time. Recently, as reported by NatureResearch, Jun Yao (an electrical engineer and an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts) along with Derek Lovely (a microbiologist) was able to develop a generator known as ‘Air-Gen’.

Jun Yao is keen on developing electricity out of the thin air and Lovely is accompanying him in achieving the goal. They used a nanometer-scale film in the generator, which contains protein wires made of Geobacter sulfurrenducens, a microbe that has the ability to conduct electricity.

These wires are connected with the electrodes to conduct electricity from water vapor in the air. This new technology has been more successful than its peers and has been able to generate a sustained voltage of 0.5V across a 7-micrometer-thick film with a current density of about 17 microamperes/cm2.

Not to mention, this is the result of just one device. Imagine the enormous results upon connecting these devices linearly, it’s definitely a breakthrough!

Air-Gen has the ability to produce electricity all day and night, thanks to the protein nanowires. Currently, this technology is only used on small devices as further research and advancement are required to use this device for further users.

You might be thinking what is the next stop for Air-Gen?

As of now, the researchers are working to use it on smartwatches, medical devices and fitness trackers, after which you can expect this tech to charge your phones. Who knows if Air-Gen might replace chargers in the future?

Although manufacturers are working hard to decrease the charging time through the fast charging technology, but Air-Gen sounds like a promising solution to the current issues of charging your phone altogether.

Scientists have created a new tech that can generate electricity from moisture in the air, which could have significant implications on climate change and the future of medicine and tech.

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