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Gene-engineered viruses build a better battery

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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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Gene-engineered viruses build a better battery


www.msnbc.msn.com

WASHINGTON - Researchers who have trained a tiny virus to do their bidding said on Thursday they made it build a more efficient and powerful lithium battery.

They changed two genes in the virus, called M13, and got it to do two things: build a shell made out of a compound called iron phosphate, and then attach to a carbon nanotube to make a powerful and tiny electrode.
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posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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Hadn't seen this posted here.

Wonder what happens if the casing breaks. They probably just die off, but I would imagine that this is some good fodder for sci-fi...Oh wait they did this already.

Battery power Matrix style. Interesting that in the movie they refer to the humans as the virus. Although from what I've read they are just building the battery I think.

I have a fascination with batteries for some reason and find this concept fascinating. I'm going to look around and see what else I can find on this.



www.msnbc.msn.com
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[edit on 3-4-2009 by lellomackin]



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 02:20 PM
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Our brains are bigger than our common sense.
Enough already.



posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 02:31 PM
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Apparently, I'm a search noob.

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