Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Good viruses after all

Hey guys, this may not be new to some of you, but I ran across it this morning and thought it was so hot I had to share. Apparently these people at MIT have been able to manipulate viruses into making ultra tiny batteries! Through genetic engineering they make the viruses collect metals like Cobalt Oxide and gold, and then create a nano-sized plate with the viruses and metals. This plate works as an anode because the viral capsids are negatively charged. I wasn't able to find out which specific virus they're using, but how cool!

Jon Dyal

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