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Pardon me, just releasing some stored energy

Microbe-powered 'fart' machine stores energy - Discovery.com- msnbc.com

It sounds like a gag gift instead of serious science, but a new electrical farting machine could improve fuel cell technology by turning C02 in the atmosphere into methane.

The technique won't combat global warming directly, since both CO2 and methane are potent greenhouse gases, but it could help store alternative energies such as wind and solar more efficiently.

It works like this: giving small jolts of electricity to single-celled microorganisms known as archea prompts them to remove C02 from the air and turn it into methane, released as tiny "farts." The methane, in turn, can be used to power fuel cells or to store the electrical energy chemically until its needed.
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"We found that we can directly convert electrical current into methane using a very specific microorganism," said Bruce Logan, a professor at Pennsylvania State University, who details his discovery in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

We envision this as a way to store electrical energy, to convert electricity into a biofuel," he said.

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I think this is brilliant, brilliant stuff. You could build power plants that burned methane to generate power, to turn CO2 into methane, which was burned to generate power. We could take the positive and negative leads, and shock Jayhawk out of his condition.
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I think this is brilliant, brilliant stuff. You could build power plants that burned methane to generate power, to turn CO2 into methane, which was burned to generate power. We could take the positive and negative leads, and shock Jayhawk out of his condition.
Jay is so full of the + that you only need to give him the - and zap he will fry

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Jay is so full of the + that you only need to give him the - and zap he will fry
Not anymore.

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Not anymore.
Yes he has been a little withdrawn of late.

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If you'll take those broken rose colored glasses off, you'll see I posted that vid 1 time in response to the question "who knows excel?" It was likely a good answer.

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