Liu, Ying, et.al. «Improvement of the anodic bioelectrocatalytic activity of mixed culture biofilms by a simple consecutive electrochemical selection procedure.» Biosensors and Bioelectronics 24.1 (2008). 1006-11. Article of the Future version. <www.articleofthefuture.com/S0956566308004417/>
Ying et.al. have developed a novel method for growing electrically active biofilms from wastewater, biofilms which can be used in fuel cells.
The introduction sums up quite a few earlier works, and paints a thorough picture of the state of current research. It then ends in a paragraph that promises great results, sounding almost like a salesman’s praise for his products:
[…]We show that the selection and biofilm acclimatization procedure can be simplified by using a consecutive, purely electrochemical selection process, by which, starting from a primary, wastewater based mixed culture biofilm, an efficient electroactive biofilm with superior performance can be established within a considerably reduced period of time and with low experimental efforts. […]
The methodology section is very detailed, with supplier and trading name for every chemical and piece of machinery used in the complex experiments.
Elsevier’s Article of the Future designers have put their effort into creating six interactive statistical charts for this article. In the first, rolling over a data point will yield the value on the x and y-axes. Hardly a revolutionary innovation, as the numbers could be printed on the chart. In some other charts, the user can choose the scale on the axes, and yet others change the colours of series (called «showing just one series») in the chart.
Information on chemical compounds mentioned in the article can be looked up in the right sidebar by hyperlinks, as can two photos of the experimental setup.
Equations are numbered in the article, but not linked to the sidebar in the way they were in the math articles.
As this article frequently references figures printed early in the article, it is very convenient for the reader to be able to call them up in the right sidebar.