Friday, August 29, 2008

Nano meets bio to make better batteries

This is pretty exciting, futuristic stuff.
Instead of physically arranging the component parts, researchers genetically engineer viruses to attract individual molecules of materials they're interested in, like cobalt oxide, from a solution, autonomously forming wires 17,000 times thinner than a sheet of paper that pack themselves together to form electrodes smaller than a human cell.

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