Some mind blowing news from the NewScientist:
IN THE movie Avatar,
the Na’avi people of Pandora plug themselves into a network that links
all elements of the biosphere, from phosphorescent plants to
pterodactyl-like birds. It turns out that Pandora’s interconnected
ecosystem may have a parallel back on Earth: sulphur-eating bacteria
that live in muddy sediments beneath the sea floor.
Some researchers believe that bacteria in ocean sediments are connected by a network of microbial nanowires.
These fine protein filaments could shuttle electrons back and forth,
allowing communities of bacteria to act as one super-organism. Now Lars Peter Nielsen of Aarhus University in Denmark and his team have found tantalising evidence to support this controversial theory.
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