Thursday, December 31, 2009

Weedkiller Plus Carbs Equals Energy

September 29, 2009, 4:38 pm


A spoonful of herbicide helps the sugar break down in a most delightful way.Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a fuel cell – basically a battery with a gas tank – that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars known as carbohydrates.The human body’s preferred energy source could someday power our gadgets, cars or homes.“Carbohydrates are very energy rich,” said BYU chemistry professor Gerald Watt.

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