A team of researchers from Clarkson University, New York and Ben-Gurion University, Israel have turned a snail into a cybernetic power generator. Probably one of the more rapid-moving stories involving such a creature.
The electric current happens through many electro-chemical reactions through out the snail's "hemolymph," a.k.a the invertebrate's blood. The experiment maybe pretty interesting by itself; but as the icing on top the cake of utter fascination, the conceptual use of this technology is a sustainable form of power for listening devices operated by U.S. Homeland Security.
The gastropod may not make such a convenient play on words such as using a bug as a bug; but be careful what you say in your back garden in the future..
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