Monday, May 21, 2012


Electronics Go Viral

"Some viruses cause illness, pandemics, and death. But scientists have found a new way to put at least one type of virus to good use. A team of researchers has harnessed bacteria-infecting viruses to generate power by converting mechanical energy into electricity. The virus power pack isn't yet powerful enough to run your cell phone or iPod. But because the microbes are harmless to humans, they may one day prove useful for powering medical sensors inside our bodies. Full news article @

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