Bacteria that eats electricity?

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Offline Arrual

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Bacteria that eats electricity?
« on: 28/02/2015 06:05:51 »
In the Popular science magazine they recently mentioned bacteria eating electricity. I would like to know how?

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Re: Bacteria that eats electricity?
« Reply #1 on: 28/02/2015 06:17:05 »
In the Popular science magazine they recently mentioned bacteria eating electricity. I would like to know how?
People misuse the term electricity a great deal of the time. It really refers to a set of things. The term is defined as follows
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Electricity is the set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge.
I think what's actually going on is that the bacteria ingest electrons somehow.