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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.

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.

2010-04-11 14:12:05

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.

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

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.

2006-04-08 10:25:39

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.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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