Fish Called Rays Generate Electricity In The Lab

Scientists from the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center (QBiC) in Japan have generated power from a torpedo ray in the lab.

The scientists removed the electricity producing organ from a torpedo and chemically stimulated the organ by injecting a solution of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine though a syringe. They were able to achieve more than a minute of continuous current, with a peak voltage of 91 mV and 0.25 mA of current. By increasing the number of syringes, they achieved a peak voltage of 1.5 V and a current of 0.64mA.