How cool is [this](,70882-0.html)?

A 16-year-old kid has invented a way to generate electricity by spinning [magenetic bacteria]( around to generate a field – in the same way windmills use a magnetic generator.

> Kartik Madiraju, an 11th-grader from Montreal, was able to generate about half the voltage of a normal AA battery with a fifth of an ounce of naturally occurring magnetic bacteria. And the bacteria kept pumping current for 48 hours nonstop.

As he says, “no-one has ever used bacteria to produce an electrical current before”.

via [Wired](,70882-0.html)