Columbia researchers discover water fuelled engine
The car owners may become worry free about the rates of petrol and diesel in the future. The water and bacteria fuelled car is here and you can build it in just $5. The evaporation engine designed by Colombia University’s bioengineers will do wonders if sold commercially. The Journal Nature Communication published the details of the research recently. The prototypes look promising and are capable of adjusting bacterial spore according to humidity fluctuations.
The electricity will be generated by bacterial parts which provide energy for their movement. The base of evaporation powered engine is specific kind of bacteria. The linear motion present in the traditional card will be achieved through rotors and pistons. These parts are controlled by artificial muscles with organic base so that they can respond to various changes in the moisture levels outside. The combined power of air and water will be used to achieve desirable speed from the vehicle.
Miniature version of this vapour engine powered car has already been made by researchers from the Colombia University. This is definitely a new wonder in the biotechnology. The 0.1 kilogram car can be seen moving as the water evaporates in the video posted online. But this engines is not just useful for cars but can be installed in sensors, devices, robotic machinery and everything which uses traditional fossil fuel based engines now. The technology is being called as spore muscle technology which would give rise to machines which work faster whenever they are around the water body.