Generator Powered By… Viruses



electricity from microscopic batteries
Scientists Department of Energy of the United States created a piezoelectric substance from a modified bacteriophage virus called M13 that is harmless to humans as it only attacks bacteria. When electric field was used on a film of M13, proteins coating the virus twisted due to the effect of piezoelectricity. Then the piezoelectric quality was improved through genetic modification. Next, films with M13s were then stacked onto each other with gold-plated electrodes amidst them. This ‘generator’ was wired to an LCD and electricity enough to show number ‘1’ on an LCD was produced. Now, the scientists look for the ways to further develop the discovery.
Via: ecofriend.com

green electricity, microscopic batteries

generator, energy, viruses, future technology

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Nanotechnology To Provide Immortality To Cells
Could Wearable Electronic Sensor Replace Surgeon Tools?
Japanese Researchers Created A Robotic Snake (+VIDEO)
Trash-To-Treasure: Turning Non-Recycled Waste Into Low Carbon Fuel
Andras Forgacs: Leather And Meat Without Killing Animals
Kinect for Windows Ski Shop Scenario Video
Faster Than Light: Warp Drive
New Laser Probe Identifies Brain Cancer Cells In Real Time
Robotic "Spiders" Repair Holes In Hybrid Airships
Carbon Nanotube Transistors Outperform Silicon For First Time Ever