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New Hampshire teen, designing bacteria-powered battery

November 28, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Teen scientist Priyanka Satpute is using her scientific prowess and research skills to come up with a way to benefit communities in developing countries, the Huffington Post reports.
With help from her classmates, the Nashua High School North student is designing a new electrical source: a battery powered entirely by bacteria.
With a significant grant from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lemelson-MIT Program, which celebrates young innovators, the team of Nashua North seniors will set about creating the generator-like device. A 50-gallon tub stored underground would be filled with soil and bacteria, which would create energy as the bacteria multiplied that would be converted into electricity. According to Satpute, this process would also produce methane gas, which could be used for cooking and heating.
Recently, another high school student made headlines for a potentially groundbreaking scientific innovation that he has been working on. Inspired by his mother’s injury and concern about becoming dependent on painkillers, 17-year-old Raghav Tripathi is developing a non-addictive painkiller alternative that could potentially benefit thousands. 

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