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Electronics Powered by Fish Scales

November 15, 2016

Scientists are turning discarded fish scales into tiny energy harvesters. NOTE: An earlier version of this video showed an *electromagnetic speaker* in a novelty card, NOT a piezoelectric speaker. Many thanks to viewer Dx Ka for pointing that out. Subscribe to Gross Science! ‖ Twitter! ‖ Tumblr! ↓Want more gross info?↓ (Original article) High-performance bio-piezoelectric nanogenerator made with fish scales: Inside a piezoelectric novelty card: -- Host, Producer Anna Rothschild Writer, Researcher, Videographer, Editor Mark Gartsbeyn Good Time Charlie b Music Provided by APM Original Footage ©WGBH Educational Foundation 2016 GROSS FOOTAGE AND STILLS Images of collagen and scientists with generator Courtesy Dr. Dipankar Mandal X-ray real heart beating in action Shutterstock/SVTeam Dead Fish Wikimedia Commons/Jbellegaribay Cook Fish on White Ceramic Plate Pexels Sashimi Pixabay/PublicDomainPictures Tuna fish sandwiches for the National School Lunch Program (1) Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Department of Agriculture Fish Sticks (11833724893) Wikimedia Commons/EHRENBERG Kommunikation Fish and Chips Hodan Salade nicoise Wikimedia Commons/Canterel Image from page 442 of “Encylopédie d’historie naturelle” (Fish illustration) Flickr/Internet Archive Book Images Genga 05 Wikimedia Commons/Fuelbottle~commonswiki The horse, its treatment in health and disease with a complete guide to breeding, training and management (1906) (14749262516) Wikimedia Commons/J. Wortley Axe/Internet Archive Book Images Wax(?) model of a dissected foot, showing tendons. Pencil an Wellcome V0008281 Wikimedia Commons/Wellcome Images Catla catla Wikimedia Commons/Khalid Mahmood Dead Carp J1 Wikimedia Commons/Jamain GROSS SFX Cockroaches Freesound/StateAardvark­ (used with permission from author) Squeak Pack/squeak_10 Freesound/Corsica_S ELECTRIC_ZAP_001 Freesound/JoelAudio Wink Freesound/bennychico11 DrumRoll Wikimedia Commons/HolyGhostParty Whip Cracks/Whip Crack 01 Freesound/CGEffex Squeaky Dog Toy Freesound/DANMITCH3LL Household/Extractor Fan 02 Freesound/JarredGibb Gross Science is produced by WGBH for PBS Digital Studios