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Electricity from a virus

Usually, viruses and computers don’t go together. But one day, one might not be complete without the other. Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new type of generator that can produce electricity simply by pushing a finger on a group of genetically engineered viruses. The M13 virus is coated on an electrode, and pressing on the virus converts the energy into electricity equivalent to a quarter of a AAA battery – enough power to make one digit appear on an LCD display. The battery is still in the proof-of-concept stage but it could make its way into new devices soon.

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