Posted: May 17, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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A virus that creates electricity

A virus called simply M13 has the power (literally) to change the world. A team of scientists at the Berkeley Lab have genetically engineered M13 viruses to emit enough electricity to power a small LED screen. M13 poses no threat to humans — it can only infect bacteria — but it could one day serve humanity by powering your laptop, or even your city.

Illustration by Iaroslav Neliubov via Shutterstock

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