Science & Technology
Virus battery could power Ipods, cars
By T.K. Randall
April 3, 2009 · 13 comments
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A new battery has been proposed based on an engineered virus that collects negatively charged particles. The virus could be used to make a battery three times more powerful than today's conventional equivalents.
Scientists have engineered a virus that could form a battery three times more powerful than those found in gadgets today. The bio-battery could conceivably power mp3 players, mobile phones, and possibly even a car. The genes in the virus, dubbed M13, were modified to collect negatively charged particles and build a powerful, tiny electrode out of metal compounds and carbon nanotubes. "
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