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Fly-Eating Clock

By on April 6, 2011 in Office Environment

dead fly clock

This clock, designed by James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, obtains its own energy source. A conveyor belt of fly Paper attracts and catches house flies which are then dropped into a microbial fuel cell. In the cell, bacteria munch away at the dead flies and the chemical energy produced is converted into electrical energy, powering the clock.

Insect-eating robots have also been developed. A robot which feeds itself is essentially self-sustaining.

Via Boing Boing

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