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August 7th, 2006

It's Electric!

Abstract:
The Geobacter’s naturally strong and skinny wires have the potential to play a key role in nanotechnology’s promising future, when scientists envision that computers and medical and manufacturing devices will shrink to invisibility. “We now make nanowires out of carbon or silicon, which is expensive,” McCarthy says. “With Geobacter, we may simply be able to grow highly conductive wires for use in nanoscale devices.”

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