• Armies of viruses to set about, maintaining solar panels in the future

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    Researchers at MIT plan to leave the solar-panel-building task to viruses, stating that such organisms could help carefully layout carbon nanotubes and help align them too! MIT envisions legions of viruses setting out to build solar panels and help ensure nanoscale components work fine. Using nanotubes could help push the scales upwards for solar-panel efficiency. Maintaining these however can be a pain though, and is best left to the little viruses to do. The nanotubes, basically rolled-up sheets of graphene, help improve solar cell efficiency by quite a commendable extent.

    We eagerly await the employment of viruses into working on solar panels. High-efficiency solar-juice-sucking panels aren’t so far away in the future after all!

    Posted in Topics:Other Stuff, Tags: , on April 26, 2011