Renewable power source search: Lobsters

Moving on to lobsters, the team that is systematically exploring different varieties (see detail in text, below) of renewable power sources: “From ‘cyborg’ lobsters to a pacemaker powered by implantable biofuel cells,” Kevin MacVittie, Jan Halamek, Lenka Halamkov, Mark Southcott, William D. Jemison, Robert Lobel and Evgeny Katz, Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 6, 2013.  The authors, […]

Shrimp (sort of) and clams under Prozac

Prozac has varying effects. Peter Fong and colleagues contributed to the happiness of clams by giving them Prozac (for which Fong was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 1998). However, National Gerographic News reports, about shrimp, that: To mimic conditions in the wild, scientists exposed the estuary-dwelling shrimp Echinogammarus marinus to the antidepressant fluoxetine at […]