Skin Pigment Could Power Safe, Implantable Battery, Carnegie Mellon University Study
12/10/2013 6:20:18 AM
Your body may use it to catch a tan, but now the skin pigment melanin has been repurposed for the first time to make batteries. These may one day offer a safer way to power electronic devices that can be swallowed or inserted into the human body for drug delivery or internal monitoring. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are widely used in electronics because they are very efficient and can hold their charge for long periods.
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