Latest Angela Belcher Stories

2013-11-09 23:03:19

Jack W. Szostak, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner, and Angela Belcher, a world-renowned MIT professor and recipient of the 2004 MacArthur Genius Award and the 2013 MIT Innovator Award, will join Acera School parents, teachers, and the local community to welcome the Acera School to its new location at 5 Lowell Ave in Winchester MA on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Winchester, MA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity and Leadership was founded in 2010 as an...

2011-04-26 06:25:00

MIT reported on Monday that researchers have a used genetically modified virus to produce structures that improve solar-cell efficiency by about one-third. MIT researchers said they have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by using a tiny virus to perform detailed assembly work at the microscopic level. Sunlight hits a light-harvesting material in a solar cell, which releases electrons that can produce an electric current. ...

2010-08-25 01:46:31

Scientists reported progress today in using a common virus to develop improved materials for high-performance, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that could be woven into clothing to power portable electronic devices. They discussed development of the new materials for the battery's cathode, or positive electrode, at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), being held here this week. These new power sources could in the future be woven into fabrics such as uniforms...

2010-04-11 14:12:05

Crucial step toward turning water into hydrogen fuel A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold that can assemble the nanoscale components needed to split a water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Splitting water is one way to solve the basic problem of solar energy: It's only...

2009-04-03 09:58:02

Experiments with a virus known as M13 produced a lithium-ion battery 10 times stronger than those in use today, say scientists in South Korea. M13, a common bacteriophage, was used to produce nano-structured electrodes that gave lithium batteries more punch, said scientists at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. The Korean scientists, working with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, manipulated the genes of the virus to create anode materials, which...

2009-04-02 14:12:28

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 team.The...

2006-04-08 10:25:39

(RedOrbit) Scientists at MIT are using the construction abilities of tiny viruses to build ultra-small "nanowire" structures that can be used in very thin lithium-ion batteries. By simply manipulating a few genes within common laboratory virus strains the research team, led by MIT Professors Angela Belcher, Paula Hammond and Yet-Ming Chiang, has been able to make the viruses grow and self-assemble into a functional electronic device.  The primary purpose of this research is to create...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'