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Researchers Develop Gene Viruses to Build a Better Battery

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Last week Reuters reported interesting information on a new virus that can be used to create batteries that can last three times as long as current lithium batteries.
Researchers who have trained a tiny virus to do their bidding said on Thursday they made it build a more efficient and powerful lithium battery. They changed two genes in the virus, called M13, and got it to do two things: build a shell made out of a compound called iron phosphate, and then attach to a carbon nanotube to make a powerful and tiny electrode.
Such an electrode could conceivably make more powerful memory devices such as MP3 players or cellular telephones, and are far more environmentally friendly than current battery technologies, said Angela Belcher, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology materials scientist who led the research.

"It has some of the same capacity and energy power performance as the best commercially available state-of-the-art batteries," Belcher said in a telephone interview.

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Reminds me of I am legend, using viruses to make stuff and then eventually it mutates into something else that causes problems.
 
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Reminds me of I am legend, using viruses to make stuff and then eventually it mutates into something else that causes problems.
like Rsident evil the regenerist virus and that one beauty company made a product called regenerist i was like :eek: didnt they see the movie?
 

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Zombie apocalypse here we come! Who has their shotty?... other than CD :laugh:
 
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:laugh: I'm sure we'll be alright :toast:
 
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When i read the article i thought "Oh wow, this is definitely gonna mutate and kill everyone" xD
 
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Totally buying some guns. A P90 is high on my list.
 
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This is too awesome....

I cant think of anything to add. "T" Virus here I come!

I want to be one of those ones with like a Bazooka grown into my shoulder... OOH, and a laser sighting eye...

Edit : And a Jet-pack...

Edit : Fluff it, I wanna be IronMan :\
 
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Totally buying some guns. A P90 is high on my list.

why not buying a big condom....

i've seen a commercial spot people in big condoms...:laugh:
 

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My first thought when hearing about live viruses was that it will probably be used as another bio-weapon... maybe to torture, manipulate and destroy anyone who's a threat to those that control it. Thinking Bilderberg...
 
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Ill be armoring up a F650 anyone wanna ride?

 
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still April jock work in :confused:
 
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Skynet. Thats all I'm going to say. SKYNET.

 
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I read about this a few months back in CPU I believe it was. Sounds promising, but even then I was hesitant with using a virus. Who knows, if the battery leaks, you may contract some new disease.
 
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meh if the virus is programmed to do a certain thing then i don't think it'll do anything else ... i think :D
 
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Zombies!
 
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hmmm intriging using living organism's for energy, i figured it would eventually come to this, this can only lead to worse and worse things..matrix anyone?
 

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This is too awesome....

I cant think of anything to add. "T" Virus here I come!

I want to be one of those ones with like a Bazooka grown into my shoulder... OOH, and a laser sighting eye...

Edit : And a Jet-pack...

Edit : Fluff it, I wanna be IronMan :\
Nah I'd rather be bruce lee:D fight!
 
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hmm, they should legalize marijuana so that we can use as "herbs" to fight the zombies!!!
 
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Thinking Bilderberg...
Ofcourse. . . What better way to kill off the masses then a mistake :)
In the Resident Evil storyline, wasn't it the Elite Bilderberg that was running the whole show ?

Im sorta bored of modern day First Person Shooters and i foresee most of mankind as being a Zombie already, so it would be nice to actually be able to do something about stupid people and Zombies.

BTW, i too will need a decent vehicle, but i think ill get myself a stolen Hummer and deck it out with a few of the boyz.
The Glock will need a shitload of extra rounds, but what ill require is a nice Sniper rifle so i can have have a coffee and bong on a rooftop somewhere. The jetpack will indeed come in handy.

I think Z1tu is right, this shouldnt mutate or do anything beyond what its designed to do, but since we humans have never really done this before we cant be sure.
 
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Nope. I rarely come across an individual i can maintain a conversation with for more then 15 minutes.
Its rare for me to come across someone that understands respect, honour, purpose and legacy.

Maybe i should stop hanging out at a pub ? <--< Thats the joke.
 
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nice one :laugh: