MIT compeletes nanomachine battery from virus

Angela Belcher and her team of bioengineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) combined nanotechnology with genetically engineered viruses to build batteries that could power hybrid cars and cell phones.

A virus known as M13 bacteriophage(attracted to inorganic materials), which are harmless to humans. Each of the virus build the positively and negatively charged end of lithiu-ion batteries.The size for this battery still an issue but the team hopes to be able to create a battery that can take the shape of whatever container in which it is housed.


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