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Cheap biomaterial can be tapped or squeezed for cleaner power

With their ability to generate electricity from mechanical stress, piezoelectric systems made from synthetic materials are great and all, but you know what might be even better? Piezoelectric systems made from natural materials. Scientists have made a promising discovery in this area, pinpointing a biomolecule that produces an impressive amount of electricity when tapped or squeezed.
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