Our Friend, The Bacteria


From nanofactories to nano-bacteria factories… or something. New Scientist has a story (Link) about bacteria creating what are effectively electrically-conducting nanowires. This is pretty wild stuff. For some reason, the scene from Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” comes to mind, only instead of a bunch of workers I’m seeing a bunch of bacteria. So long as they don’t form a union.

via Boing Boing

{Image source: New Scientist/Rizlan Bencheikh and Bruce Arey}