Anonymous Coward writes: "A team of U.S. engineers has found that it's possible to build artificial cells replicating the electrical behavior of electric eel cells. In fact, these artificial cells deliver better performance than the real ones, called electrocytes, which can generate electric potentials of up to 600 volts. The researchers have developed a computer model which suggests that these future artificial cells could generate as much as 40% more energy than the eels' ones. The research team thinks that their artificial cells could be used to power medical implants and other small devices. Read more for additional details and an illustration describing the electric eel anatomy."