New Virus-Built Battery Could Power Cars and Electronic Devices
For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses
to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery.
The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance
as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in
hybrid cars, and they could also be used to power a range of personal electronic
devices, said Angela Belcher, the MIT materials scientist who led the research
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