Lightbulb is powered by bacteria

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We’ve seen lightbulbs powered by numerous different forms of energy – even gravity - but now a new project from the University of Wisconsin, Madison has developed the Biobulb, a lamp that uses the bioluminescence of bacteria to provide light. Created by AnaElise Beckman, Alexandra Cohn, and Michael Zaiken – three undergraduates of the university who are currently part of the Frontier Fellows program at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – the BioBulb essentially consists of a jar that houses a closed ecosystem of bacteria. The bacteria will be a strain of genetically modified E. Coli, which will be mutated…

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