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One day, you could sing the body electric - with power generated by your own body

MIT News reports researchers at MIT and the Technical University of Munich have developed a tiny fuel cell that could convert glucose in a person's body into electricity - just the thing for powering various medical implants.

MIT's Jennifer Rupp came up with the idea while getting a routine blood-glucose test near the end of her pregnancy:

In the doctor’s office, I was a very bored electrochemist, thinking what you could do with sugar and electrochemistry. Then I realized, it would be good to have a glucose-powered solid state device. And Philipp [Simons] and I met over coffee and wrote out on a napkin the first drawings.

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She could certainly flip my breakers, but apart from the animal magnetism, there was no spark, so the relationship fizzled out.

Nice idea, considering the battery issues in many devices

but I can't help but think this is one inch closer to becoming the Matrix. "Humans become energy sources"

I'm a battery for a love machine...that you plug into my elbow, right here.

a bestseller for sure.

The last time I saw this idea, it was in a science fiction novel, a rather good one: Synners, by Pat Cadigan.