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These Squishy Batteries Are Made Out of Water, Here’s How They Work

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Electric eels and origami inspired scientists to create a soft battery that could revolutionize soft robotics. Here’s what you need to know. This New 'Perfect' Battery Has Experts Stumped - Thumbnail image courtesy Thomas Schroeder and Anirvan Guha. Read More: Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow's implantables “Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact lenses and countless other applications. The soft cells are made of hydrogel and salt, and they form the first potentially biocompatible artificial electric organ...
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