24 Dec '13, 4pm

Bring on the spuds: boil them, cut them, clip them up, turn on the light. #GBM

From Science Fair to Real World By Christina Birchfield | 12/19/2013 Bring on the spuds: boil them, cut them, clip them up, turn on the light. Potatoes can help light rooms and power devices according to The Smithsonian magazine blog . “What the potato does is simply help conduct electricity by acting as what’s called a salt-bridge between two metals, allowing the electron current to move freely across the wire to create electricity.” Boiling the potatoes and cutting them aids their power production ability. The potato kit includes some wires and alligator clips. Sci Dev Net calls the finding by a research team from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, “The holy grail of renewable energy research.” Perfect for remote, off-grid communities, one slice of potato can generate 20 hours of light. Several slices of potato could provide enough energy to power simple medical equ...

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